18K solid gold pin Victorian era stamped brooch with a high luster cultured pearl Excellent craftsmanship French fine gold jewelry
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Material: 18K solid gold, cultured pearl
Size: 25mm (1")
Period: late Napoléon III, Victoria, 1880s
Provenance: a French estate sale
Condition: excellent estate
Additional remarks: A French eagle head assay mark on the C clasp, and an owl assay mark on the pin. These stamps guarantee the 18- carat solid gold content.
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This is an authentic antique brooch dating back to the end of the Napoleonic III era (Victorian times). It is crafted in 18K solid gold. It features a lovely floral motif complete with delicate leaves and a flower whose pistil is a cultured pearl. The pearl has high luster and excellent nacre
The brooch closes with a C clasp, a common type of closure for the time. It is stamped on the pin and on the C clasp. It is absolutely charming and in perfect vintage condition.
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*Information on gold jewelry:
- 24K gold is pure gold. (it is not really used in jewellery because it is too soft and not practical for daily wear.)
-18K gold contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 75% gold. This level of fineness is used extensively in French and Italian jewelry and in most quality pieces)
-14K gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 58.3% gold. (It is used extensively in the US)
-12K gold contains 12 parts gold and 12 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 50% gold.
-10K gold contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 41.7% gold. 10K gold is the minimum standard that can be called "gold" in the United States.
Antique jewelry and rare items often contain the lower level of fineness, but their value is based on a myriad of other factors.