Antique: Edwardian Sapphire and Diamond Crescent Brooch


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This stunning crescent brooch is set with alternating bright blue sapphires and sparkling diamonds. As always, we look for the details that indicate quality craftsmanship such as the beautiful gallery supporting the gemstones, all in 14 Ct gold.

This eye-catching crescent is set with 1.8 carats of blue sapphires and .2 carats of old mine cut diamonds. Its size and ability to reflect the light, make quite an impact. Wear it as a brooch, or ask us about converting it to a pendant (conversion fee). Hang it from a "barely there," delicate gold chain to give the impression that it is suspended in air. Layer it with another gem-set crescent moon or star.

Victorian Symbolism: The delicate crescent moon was a favorite motif during the last part of the Victorian era, the “Aesthetic” movement, and carried forward into the early part of the 20th century.

In jewelry, it was often paired with other symbols to tell a story, or celebrate an occasion. A flower or bee and a crescent moon symbolized a honeymoon and was a popular gift for a groom to bestow upon his bride. Diana, the Goddess of the hunt and of the moon is often depicted wearing the crescent moon in her hair.

Tell your own story by pairing this Victorian crescent moon (symbol of a new beginning, mystery, and feminine power) with the symbol of your choosing a diamond set horseshoe (good luck) or the initial of a loved one dotted with pink sapphires.

Dimensions & Details

  • The crescent moon is just under 2 inches (1.9 inches) 48 mm in length by 1/4 inch or 5.8 mm at the widest point. It is comprised of sapphires and old mine cut diamonds set in 14 Ct gold (tested).


  • England.

Period & Hallmarks

  • Edwardian, early 20th c.
  • Unmarked.


  • The brooch is in very good condition for its age, with no visual or structural issues. The old-cut diamonds are bright with some with minor surface abrasions (only visible via magnification, e.g. loupe). The sapphires have natural inclusions (only visible via magnification, e.g. loupe).

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Find out how to care for your collection of antique and modern jewels: visit our Jewelry Care page to get advice on maintaining and storing your treasured pieces.

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