Victorian brooches are beloved by all in the jewelry world, and few are more quintessentially Victorian than this example, with her sumptuous tassle'd pearls, target shape, and old mine cut diamonds diamonds! With floating pearls creating a sensual ruffle around the golden construction, this beautiful brooch is both a classic example of 19th century artistry and an evergreen fashion object. The pre-nouveau styling at the top of the jewel foreshadows all of the industry to come in the 20th c, as the belle epoch fineness of the diamond's prongs in the buttercup setting really enjoys the Victorian limelight. We almost never find them this fine!
Dimensions: 64mm x 32mm
Weight: 11.4 grams; Diamonds=approx. .67-.70ctw
Materials: Gold, Diamonds, Seed Pearls
Metal: 18K yellow gold
Condition: Very good antique condition; please note that there is one replaced tassel pearl at the bottom on the left side. It is an artfully done replacement with an appropriate Victorian element.