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Victorian jewelry is as complex in its symbolism, sentiment, and design as the fashion, architecture, and decor of the time. Worn as an ornament, a love token, or a remembrance, jewelry not only completed the well-dressed lady’s costume but also denoted her position in society, her marital status, and her sense of self.

Exceedingly hard to find, pink 18k gold is one of the most collectibles. This brooch is especially fine, featuring 8 tables cut diamonds and three rose cuts, the brooch is estimated to contain 1.25ctw of diamonds, all beautifully prong-set in the Napoleon III manner. With a wonderful boule at the end, and in stunning condition with a classic french closure, this 1860’s french babe is an icon of a find.


Materials & Features: 18k pink gold, 8 table-cut diamond & 3 rose-cut diamonds (1.25ctw)

Age/Origin: French, c. 1860s

Measurements: 11.2 grams, 50mm

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. 

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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