This petite antique 15ct Gold Turquoise brooch is a lovely little Victorian piece that celebrates the diverse range of natural Turquoise tones. From delicate pale blue to deep sea green, these Turquoise cabochons remind us of the varying hues of the ocean.
A floral design, the body of the brooch giving us some Etruscan revival vibes with its thin sheet metal look and raised gemstones. Plus, it also has a distinct handcrafted look, so potentially could also have been made in tandem with the Arts and Crafts era.
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901).
MEASUREMENTS: Brooch 13.5mm long x 17mm.
Central Turquoise 5.3mm long x 6.2mm wide.
Petite Turquoise 3.4mm diameter.
MATERIALS: 15ct Gold, 9ct Gold pin, Turquoise.
HALLMARKS: Tested as 15ct Gold body with 9ct Gold pin.
EXCELLENT: This petite antique 15ct Gold Turquoise brooch is in impeccable condition throughout. All of the Turquoise gems are secure in their settings, and the tone of the 15ct Gold has mellowed to a gorgeous rich hue. As you can see in the photos, each Turquoise gem has its own distinct character, with some possessing a marbled effect and others are more saturated.