REF no. 059
A fine example of Victorian craftsmanship, this unique and versatile piece is designed as a three-dimensional flower head set with a central pearl of a beautiful ivory sheen and lustre, 6mm in diameter, encircled by two rows of petals, the inner row set with twelve rose cut diamonds, the outer row set with half pearls. Crafted in 18ct gold, the reverse with a hinged pendant loop and detachable brooch pin, dating to circa 1880. A genuine Victorian piece in excellent condition.
Measurements: diameter 2.9cm, weight including brooch fitting 11.7g
This piece was made circa 1880 during the Victorian era, a period in English history defined by the reign of Queen Victoria, from 1837 to 1901. Late Victorian jewellery was extremely versatile and brooches were often convertible with screw fittings transforming the piece into a hair ornament, pendant or central cluster in a necklace or tiara. Pearls became highly fashionable, their delicate sheen perfectly suited to the pale colours and delicate materials popular in the late 19th century.
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