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DescriptionAquamarine, Diamond, Ebony, Gold Clip-Brooch
The blackamoor brooch features oval, cushion, and pear-shaped aquamarine weighing a total of approximately 8.40 carats, enhanced by carved ebony, accented by single-cut diamonds, set in 18k gold. Gross weight 17.70 grams.
Dimensions: 1-5/8 inches x 7/8 inch
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500.
Avg Color: G-H-I
Avg Clarity: SI
Count: 1 - 25
Type(s): Aquamarine, Ebony
Shape(s): Oval, Pear, Carved
Count: 1 - 25
Avg Quality: Good
Overall Condition: Very Good
Condition Notes: The single-cut diamonds weigh a total of approximately 0.01 carat. Completed by a double pinstem and catch on the reverse. Marked DEPOSE SSM. The "moretto" is an item of jewelry that best encapsulates the classical image of Shakespeare’s Othello and the refined goldsmith’s techniques of 18th-century Venice. The blackamoor, or "moretto", is embellished by the infinite styles and combinations that make each piece unique. Circa 1960.
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