This exquisite rare French 18ct Gold Perpignan Garnet crescent moon brooch is a beauty to behold! Complete with 3.85cts of bright and juicy Perpignan Garnets, this brooch is the crème de la crème of antique Garnet jewellery.
Each rose cut Perpignan Garnet is faceted to perfection. At just the faintest caress of light their raspberry-hued centres come alive - you just cannot help but fall in love!
ERA: Georgian, c.1830.
MEASUREMENTS: Brooch 31mm long x 26mm wide.
11 Perpignan Garnets graduate from 3mm diameter to 6.5mm diameter.
Total approximate Garnet carat weight is 3.85ct.
MATERIALS: French 18ct Gold, Perpignan Garnet.
HALLMARKS: French Horses Head on c clasp and pin, tests as 18ct Gold throughout. (There are other marks also which are likely Maker's marks.)
EXCELLENT: This rare French 18ct Gold Perpignan Garnet crescent moon brooch is in sublime condition. Almost 200 years old, all of the striking Garnets are free from wear and secure in their settings - allowing their bright red sparkle to do all of the talking. The solid 18ct Gold pin is also in perfect working order, with the endearing French hallmarks completely intact. What a superb treasure - instantly connecting you to French history!