Rare antique 18K solid gold and silver brooch Stamped gold and pearl jewelry 1870s rose gold pin Filigree gold leaf pendant fine jewellery
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Material: Stamped 18K solid gold, stamped 850 silver, cultured and natural pearls and seed pearls
Size: 5.7cm (2 1/4in)
Provenance: Estate of Mme D.
Condition: excellent (remarkably, no pearls are missing!)
Additional remarks: Eagle head and crab stamps to guarantee its 18-carat solid gold and authenticity
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This rare, antique pendant is also a brooch, and dates back to the nineteenth century. The French eagle head and the crab stamps date this beautiful piece of jewellery back to about the1870's. In France, where this beautiful and unique brooch was crafted, it is the period of Napoléon III. In England, we would be thinking about the Victorian era.
This pin, shaped as an octagon, is made out of 18K solid yellow gold. It features a center ornate with filigree leaves and surrounded by a row of creamy-white split pearls. A full size pearl, of high luster and excellent nacre is featured in the center of the brooch and is surrounded by a circle of halfpearls. All the half pearls are set into 950 silver to enhance their appearance.
Six pearls of various sizes and a design of filigree leaves replicate the center motif on the outer edge of the pendant. On the bail appears another filigree leaf.
The back of the pendant shows that it can also be worn as a pin and has a C lock for closure.
There is something striking about this fabulously crafted beauty. Not only it makes a statement of good taste when worn, but the quality and historical importance of this pendant makes it a very collectible piece.
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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.