This Victorian 18ct Gold cased Turquoise crescent brooch is such a unique and captivating find! Inlaid with naturally cut Turquoise gems and decorative Cannetille Gold details, this antique brooch is a must-have for your Victorian jewellery collection.
Steeped in both symbolism and history, you will love the tonal harmony of saturated Yellow Gold and Mediterranean blue Turquoise gems, adding a flash of summery cheer to every outfit. The cannetille details give it amazing textural quality and are a clear influence of Etruscan Revival design which was sweeping through the Victorian period. All in all, an amazing antique brooch that certainly has the wow-factor!
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901).
MEASUREMENTS: Brooch 42mm long x 33mm wide.
Turquoise gems graduate from 0.8mm diameter to 2mm long x 3mm wide.
Cannetille Turquoise droplets 11mm long x 8mm wide.
MATERIALS: 18ct Gold Cased, Metal Pin, Turquoise.
HALLMARKS: Tests as 18ct Gold Cased throughout with a Metal pin.
VERY GOOD-GOOD: This Victorian 18ct Gold cased Turquoise crescent brooch is in wonderful condition. This piece does have some signs of wear, for instance, with a small chip near one of the Turquoise settings and wear to the Gold casing on the back. The latter we believe to due to a previous jeweller filing down the Gold casing to test it. That being said, just look at this brooch! It's absolutely beautiful and all of the Turquoise gems are intact. The pin is still very strong, so you can wear this piece with the utmost confidence. It's clearly been loved in its life, and it's ready to be loved and enjoyed for many more!