From the moment you open her original box, this Edwardian 18ct Gold & Platinum Diamond navette brooch will dazzle! Bright and fiery old mine-cut and rose-cut Diamonds flash every colour of the rainbow, nestled in amongst millegrain settings. The practice of finishing jewellery with tiny beads, or millegrain, was an extremely popular one in the Edwardian era and served to make metal surfaces less reflective in order to allow Diamonds and gemstones to sing without having to compete with a metallic shine.
The substantial 18ct Gold navette outline embraces a sprinkling of rose-cut Diamonds in pretty foliate shapes, running through the brooch's centre. The Edwardians were innovators and utilised Platinum and Diamonds to create a “white on white” look, as if to appear floating. The era was the first to truly embrace Platinum in jewellery making and it was prized in pieces, like this brooch, for its ability to make delicate details durable and strong.
To top it all off, this spectacular antique Diamond brooch comes complete with her original box, making her an irresistible piece of history!
ERA: Edwardian (1901-1909)
MEASUREMENTS: Brooch is 49mm long x 11mm wide.
Central old-mine cut Diamond is 4mm in diameter, weighing approx 0.21ct.
Other Diamonds graduate from 0.5mm to 2.5mm in diameter.
Total carat weight approx 0.40ct.
MATERIALS: Tests as Platinum settings, 18ct Gold body, pin and hinge with a 9ct Gold clasp, Diamond.
STAMPS & HALLMARKS: None Present.
PACKAGING: Your order will be gift-wrapped free of charge in a Lillicoco cardboard box made from recycled materials, tied with a ribbon.
EXCELLENT. With exceptionally crisp millegrain and glittering stones, this Edwardian 18ct Gold & Platinum Diamond navette brooch is just as beautiful now as when she was first crafted over 100 years ago! Her pin secures safely, though the stick itself is very slightly misshapen, and the thick outline of the brooch’s body has no damage or dents. Some of the smaller Diamonds are a touch darker than others, but the dazzling sparkle of the central stones more than makes up for it! Her box has some very light wear consummate with age, but has retained her rich colour and glossy touch.
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INCLUDED WITH YOUR ORDER:
This item will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a Lillicoco presentation box, tied up with a pink ribbon. You’ll also receive a handwritten information booklet and free polishing cloth too!
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