Paste, glorious Paste! We just can't seem to get enough!
This superb antique Paste cluster brooch is truly mesmerising... with chunky old rose and old cut stones and a fierce and fiery sparkle that rivals the finest Diamonds!
The brooch is formed in a traditional cluster style that rises towards the centre, creating a strikingly beautiful flower design.
It's set in gilt Rose Gold metal rather than Gold or Silver, but don't let that fool you! These Paste gems are of exceptional quality and condition, with the centre stone alone being the equivalent of a 4.12 carat Diamond!
The bright white colour and huge sparkle factor of this brooch will satisfy even the pickiest of magpies and looks fabulous worn at the collar of a shirt or blouse.
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901)
MEASUREMENTS: 25mm in diameter x 13mm deep
The central Paste is 9mm in diameter x 3mm deep
The Pastes on the second tier are 3.5mm in diameter x 2mm deep
The Pastes along the outside 6mm in diameter x 3mm deep
The safety chain is 60mm long x 1mm wide
The safety pin is 16mm long
MATERIALS: Rose gold coloured metal, antique Paste, Steel hinge and pin for strength and durability.
HALLMARKS: None present.
EXCELLENT: This superb Antique Paste brooch is a divine find and offered in excellent condition. The Paste gems are without doubt some of the finest and brightest we've ever come across and they shine with a strong and fascinating vibrancy. Each and every gem is secure in its setting and there is no movement in the stones. The settings are also in excellent condition and the pin is strong and durable. The Sterling Silver safety chain has likely come from another piece of jewellery but is a welcome addition nonetheless and provides that extra peace of mind when you're wearing it.