Luxury Design, Past & Present
My heart nearly stopped at first sight of this magnificent Art Nouveau/Belle Epoch diamond brooch! Certainly meant to be worn by royalty, this stunning piece bespeaks the elegance and station that its first owner valued. Like a stylized butterfly, fashioned in platinum on 14K rose gold and bedecked with approximately 3.75 cttw of diamonds—the large center one is 1.75 ct, I-J color VS-II/SI-I. The ribbonny flow of the lines in this pin certainly reflect the aesthetic of the Art Nouveau movement so popular during the Belle Epoch in France—and though the piece is not marked, it was very likely produced in France. The piece weighs in at 13.2 grams and measures at 57mm by 26mm. The brooch has two hooks at the rear for wearing as a necklace. A substantial ornament of great value for the collector interested in expanding their estate treasures with superb antique investment pieces!
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Measurements: Tested: Platinum over 14K rose gold.
Gemstones measured by formula:
Primary diamond 1.75ct I-J color, VS-II, SI-I
2 secondary diamonds .50 ct each ,
tertiary grouping 1 cttw,
Total Diamond weight= 3.75 cttw
Weight: 13.2 grams.
Size: 57mm by 26mm
Condition: Excellent for its age! The pin is near mint with only a very tiny chip under the north prong of the large diamond. The quality of the diamonds is quite excellent. The sparkle is vibrant, with a glimmering glow that can be seen in any light- from romantic moonlight and candle lit dinners to red carpet and camera flashes, this pin will explode with sparkle in any light.
Comments: This is truly a substantial ornament of great value for the collector interested in expanding their estate treasures with superb antique investment pieces! This outstanding wearable investment piece will only appreciate with time!
Note: The last photo depicts a second piece from the same estate that we are offering on this site.
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