Embellish your lapel with this most delightful 14ct Gold Sphene Pearl cluster brooch! Composed of 3.11cts of scintillating Sphene, and haloed by a cluster of lustrous pearls, she is a gorgeous Georgian dream.
Sphene is an incredibly rare gem, also known as "titanite" due to its titanium content. Originating from the Greek word "sphen" for "wedge", its name alludes to the formation of its crystals. Due to its high dispersion when brilliant-cut, Sphene can exhibit a fire similar to that of Diamond. This champagne-hued beauty is certainly no exception! She has colour of rose, peach, and olive undertones, a little like the highly sought-after gem Imperial Topaz.
ERA: Georgian, c.1800-1820.
MEASUREMENTS: Brooch is 19mm tall x 18mm wide.
Pin is 21mm long.
Sphene is 9.5mm long x 8.5mm wide.
Sphere carat weight is approx 3.11ct.
MATERIALS: Solid 14ct Gold, Sphene, Pearl
HALLMARKS: Tests as 14ct Gold throughout.
EXCELLENT-VERY GOOD. This is such a beautiful 14ct Gold Sphere Pearl cluster brooch, in wonderful condition! Her pearls are still lustrous, and her pinched settings remain all intact. There is some minor wear to the bottom of the Sphene, but this is only noticeable when viewed under a loupe, and is commensurate with age. The rare gem Sphene was discovered in 1787, so it's possible this is the original Georgian gem! Perhaps it was commissioned by an avid gem collector? Overall, she is in amazing condition for her age, and is ready to be adored for many years to come.