Victorian Beryl, Seed Pearl, Hair, Gold Pendant-Brooch-Locket. ...
DescriptionVictorian Beryl, Seed Pearl, Hair, Gold Pendant-Brooch-Locket
Stones: Foil backed emerald-cut beryl
Pearl: Seed pearls measuring 2.00 - 3.00 mm
Metal: 14k gold
Gross Weight: 24.70 grams
Dimensions: 2-1/8 inches x 1-11/16 inches
Estimate: $2,000 - up.
Count: 1 - 25
Avg Quality: Good
Surface: Slightly Blemished
Size: 2.00 - 3.00 mm
Overall Condition: Very Good
Condition Notes: Victorian brooches have that bold gold look in voluminous shapes. A fashionable Victorian lady must have worn this right at the collar. Unmarked, tests 14k gold. Completed by hinged pinstem and C catch. Having an attached ring on the reverse for use as a pendant. The reverse has an oval-shaped insert with glass crystal for the addition of hairwork. Note: the green stones test as beryl, but magnification reveals additional green coloring of foil backing in the closed-back setting. The green stones show natural, beryl-like inclusions. Minor tarnish to gold.
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