"Grandiose"

Antique 14K, Enamel & Red Stone Brooch

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  • Regular price $1,450.00


 The Victorian Era spanned the rule of Queen Victoria, from 1837 until her death in 1901. The fashions and styles evolved during those 64 years, which have been segmented into different periods.  The Grand Period, being one of them; from 1861 to 1885, jewelry enjoyed a bigger-than-life style, with large, heavy pieces, richly embellished and ornate in design.

This brooch is a wonderful example from the Grand Period of the beloved Victorian Era. With Rococo scrolls, repousse work, and pale blue and white enameling, it also has three deep crimson stones in crimped bezel settings glittering from abundant ripples of 14 karat gold. A perfect statement piece to wear at your shoulder, on your coat lapel, or on a velvet ribbon at your throat or your hair, it would also make a fantastic accessory for a man, as the current trend has indicated! With just one look, all will be chanting, "Bring back the brooch!"  And indeed, it is back!


Details (approximate)

Dimensions: 44mm x 34mm

Weight: 8 grams

Materials: Gold, enamel, red stones

Metal: 14K yellow gold

Marks: None

Condition: Very good antique condition; some enamel loss and evidence of solder/repair marks on reverse.

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