This is an outstanding early to mid 19th century ceylon sapphire, ruby, and diamond brooch. This is one of the rarest and most colorful diamond spray brooches we’ve had the pleasure of handling. What is particularly remarkable about this example is that it recalls the Giardinetti jewels of the mid 18th century, with colorful flora interspersed with diamond branches, while maintaining a decidedly 19th century whimsy in its construction. The large scale sapphires range in color from delicate ceylon blue to violet tinged periwinkle with twinkling pops of magenta in the succulent rubies. Perfect jewel for advanced and novice collectors alike, this will be an heirloom acquisition for any collection.
Materials and Features:
1 oval mixed cut @ 7.90 x 6.25 x 3.85mm - 1.60 carat
1 oval mixed cut @ 5.40 x 4.05 x 2.55mm - 0.50 carat
1 round mixed cut @ 6.70 x 3.72mm - 1.20 carat
1 round mixed cut @ 5.50 x 3.07mm - 0.70 carat
Total weight: 4.00 carats TW
Color: violetish blue to blue
1 round cabochon, 1 round mixed cut, 1 cushion mixed cut, 1 oval mixed cut, & 2
Total weight: 0.50 carats TW
Color: purplish red
1 round rose cut & 2 oval rose cuts @ 2.95 - 5.15mm
12 old mine cuts @ 1.65 - 3.10mm
35 rose cuts @ 0.95 - 2.35mm
Total weight: 1.70 carats TW
Color: near colorless (H-I-J) to tinted (light yellow, grayish blue, brownish pink)
Early-mid 19th century, English
Weight: 19.20 grams
Dimensions: 56 mm x 32mm
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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Sterling Silver Sapphire, Diamond, and Ruby Flower Brooch with GAL Report