I am in love with this diamond star! It’s such a beautiful and versatile piece that may date back to the 1860’s. Featuring a large and juicy old mine cut diamond, this piece was likely originally part of a tiara, as the back fitting would allow for attachment as such an ornament if desired. The amazing thing about the brooch is the shape: you have the geometric shape that leads the observer to believe it is from the 1860’s and you do see a lot of the “block” geometry in fashion, jewelry, and all decorative arts of this period. There was this desire for geometry that we just don’t see in any other moments of the 19th century.
Materials and Features:
15ct gold, approx. .78ct central old mine cut diamond, various accent diamonds, black enamel
Likely circa 1860’s, English
Weight: 9.5 grams
Dimensions: 37mm x 37mm
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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15ct Old Mine Cut Diamond Star Brooch with Black Enamel