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    Belle Époque Diamond, Ruby, Platinum-Topped Gold Pendant-Brooch, J.E. Caldwell
    The swallow pendant-brooch features rose-cut diamonds, enhanced by a round-cut ruby, set in platinum-topped 14k gold, marked J.E. Caldwell & Co. Gross weight 14.90 grams.
    Dimensions: 2-1/8 inches x 1-7/8 inches


    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: SI
    Shape(s): rose-cut
    Count: 100+

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Ruby
    Shape(s): Round
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Platinum-Topped Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Tests as platinum-topped 14k gold. Completed by pinstem, catch and collapsible bail on the reverse. Circa 1900.
    J.E. Caldwell & Co.: Based in Philadelphia, this American jewelry firm was founded in 1839 by James Emmott Caldwell, a trained silversmith. The firm sold silver objects, jewelry and giftware. After changes in ownership, the name officially became J.E. Caldwell and Co. in 1868. Their exquisite hand fabricated jewels are among some of the finest examples of American Art Nouveau craftsmanship in evidence. Throughout the 1920’s, they produced refined pieces of Art Deco jewelry for which the firm is still recognized. The business continues to service the Philadelphia area today.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2019
    29th Monday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 9
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