Edwardian 15ct Gold Diamond Bow Brooch
A very pretty bar brooch, 6.4cm long, and studded with a variety of old cut and rose cut diamonds, with an estimated total weight of 0.20cts. The stones have all been beautifully set in millegrain beaded platinum, as was typical of the era. Bows were incredibly popular motifs in jewellery, emerging originally in the French royal court of the 17th century, and gaining popularity again in early 20th century Britain. The lady who owned this brooch would have had it pinned close to her heart, which in an era of stifled emotions, would show others she was in love.
It is almost certain that there were once to short ends to the bow that used to hang under the pin - these have been lost over time as the piece has been pinned, worn and unpinned from clothing. The main bow is secure and stable and the piece is in lovely condition. The antique diamond brooch is secured by a pin and hook at the rear and is a lovey, meaningful piece of old jewellery. Please note, the brooch is presented in our recycled kraft jewellery box - the vintage case shown in the photos is one of our props.
- Length: 6.4cm
- Age: 1901-1910
- Material: 15ct Gold + Platinum
- Marks: None (acid tested)
- Weight: 3.2 grams
- Principal Stone: Diamond
- Principal Cut: Old + Rose Cuts
- Est Carat Weight: 0.20cts
- Est Colour: H-I
- Est Clarity: I1
- Case: Recycled Kraft Box
All carat weights, colour grades and clarity grades are our very best estimates. Metals are checked for authenticity, and any detectable stone treatments disclosed.
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