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Antique: Victorian Enamel and Diamond Navette Brooch

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This is a stunning enamel and diamond brooch in a navette shape from the 19th century (early Victorian). The vivid blue of the Guilloche enamel provides a spectacular backdrop for 53 rose cut and old mine cut diamonds.

It has all the bells and whistles, very good original antique condition, bright and sparkling, the reverse contains a glazed compartment lined with silk, and its original brooch fittings. Very wearable as is, but it would also make a lovely pendant or stunning ring. Many of the rings you see in this style are in fact brooch ring conversions (whether converted historically or more recently).

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Dimensions & Details:

  • The brooch tests as 14/15ct gold with the diamond set in silver topped gold (a technique used to give yellow gold a white look, but preserves the strength of the gold).
  • The brooch is set with Rose Cut and Old Mine Cut diamonds. Overall, they are bright and full of sparkle, a few have a slight amber hue.
  • It measures approximately 1.75 inches or 44 mm by just under 1/2 of an inch or 12 mm.

Origin:

  • England.

Period & Hallmarks:

  • Victorian 19th century.
  • Tests as 14/15ct gold.

Condition:

  • The brooch is in very good antique condition with general wear and some surface scratches (not visible without magnification).
  • The enamel is in excellent condition (no chips).
  • The clasp is in good working condition.

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Additional Details

SKU:
#BG338

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