Austro-Hungarian Hair Ornament with Sapphires, Rubies + Pearls

Austro-Hungarian Hair Ornament with Sapphires, Rubies + Pearls

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This is one of our most stunning and rare finds – an absolutely romantic Austro-Hungarian hair ornament from the 19th century. Antique hair ornaments are known for their striking design, but this particular adornment glitters with artistry and the most beautiful gemstones.

Crafted circa 1870 in a sterling gold gild, this hair ornament features a cluster of sweet miniature rubies at the base, leading up to a sweet bouquet at the top. Dotted within the bejeweled bouquet are two miniature sapphire gems and two luminescent pearl gems. The design feels very reminiscent of the Italian “giardinetti” (little garden) design made so popular during Victorian era Europe.

This pin already holds a striking silhouette, but upon closer look, one discovers there is a spot to input a feather should one choose too, adding an extra dose of dramatic flair to the glamour!

A truly luxuriant piece, which we couldn’t be more delighted to bring to market!  

 

Materials and Features: Sapphire, ruby, pearl, sterling gold gild

Age/Origin: Circa 1870, Austro-Hungarian

Measurements: 4”

Condition: Excellent condition for her age. 

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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Austro-Hungarian Hair Ornament with Sapphires, Rubies + Pearls
Austro-Hungarian Hair Ornament with Sapphires, Rubies + Pearls
Austro-Hungarian Hair Ornament with Sapphires, Rubies + Pearls
Austro-Hungarian Hair Ornament with Sapphires, Rubies + Pearls
Austro-Hungarian Hair Ornament with Sapphires, Rubies + Pearls
Austro-Hungarian Hair Ornament with Sapphires, Rubies + Pearls
Austro-Hungarian Hair Ornament with Sapphires, Rubies + Pearls

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