Amethyst & Diamond Circle Brooch 1860
Gaze into this crystal orb— I wonder if she remembers moments past, or holds the glimpses of the future. Featuring rose-cut diamonds, black enamel, and a foiled amethyst cabochon, this brooch has chemistry and synergy. The foiled amethyst has some erosion to it, creating a singular look to the stone, almost like a fingerprint. No other stone will look exactly like this one, which makes this piece even more special. Additionally, there are two locks of hair intertwined on the reverse, one blonde and one brunette.
A great piece, this brooch backing is hallmarked "10k." This fitting is a later American replacement, but the face and body are in solid 12k.
Materials and Features:
Age/Origin: Victorian, English, c. 1860-70
Measurements: 1.30" accross, .60 cts of diamonds (40 diamonds)
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.