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ANTIQUE 15CT GOLD OLD EUROPEAN-CUT DIAMOND BROOCH

Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery


Sale price £275.00 Regular price £280.00
ANTIQUE 15CT GOLD OLD EUROPEAN-CUT DIAMOND BROOCH
ANTIQUE 15CT GOLD OLD EUROPEAN-CUT DIAMOND BROOCH
ANTIQUE 15CT GOLD OLD EUROPEAN-CUT DIAMOND BROOCH
ANTIQUE 15CT GOLD OLD EUROPEAN-CUT DIAMOND BROOCH

Behold this dazzling 15ct Victorian Gold brooch, complete with a Diamond companion. I mean, seriously, could it be any prettier? This Etruscan revival masterpiece has been my cherished sidekick, gracing berets, cardigans, and lapels with a flourish that invites all the compliments. And oh, that old mine-cut Diamond – it's like a subtle glow that gives you all the feels.

This beauty spans 42.42mm in length, is 11.8mm wide, and comes with a 2" safety chain – a sleek 3.85g of pure fabulousness. The Diamond's weight? Approximately 0.10ct – just enough bling to make a statement without stealing the show.

Now, let's talk about that Old European Cut Diamond – it's got a rounder shape than its Old Mine Cut cousin. Think Victorian and Edwardian era, the 'candlelight' era of cutting, where this cut reigned supreme. It's deep and has a thicker pavilion, drawing the eye into a spectacle of fire and brilliance. It's the ancestor of the modern round Brilliant Cut – a true gem from the past.

And onto the Gold saga – while most metals play it safe in grey or silvery white, Gold is the maverick with its slightly reddish-yellow flair. Have you ever heard of Rose Gold? Yeah, that's Gold getting fancy with a splash of copper. And let's not forget the magic combo with Palladium for that elegant White Gold.

Now, about the rarity factor – 15ct Gold, my friend. Not your everyday UK 9ct, or US 14-carat gig. This is 625 parts Gold in 1000, or 62.5% pure Gold – a discontinued British Commonwealth standard that *screams* vintage elegance. It's like finding a treasure in the wilds of West Sussex.

And here's a little history lesson – Etruscan style, a nod to 19th-century jewellery inspired by the Etrurian designs of the 7th to 3rd centuries BC. Imagine granulation, embossing, and filigree perfected into an art form. The Etruscans believed in going out in style, decking their dead in full gear for the afterlife. Cue the perfect blend of Greek influence, filigree, and enamelling.

So, my friend, if you're into the idea of turning this stunner into a ring or a jaw-dropping necklace, let me know. Because #thebroochisback and is ready to shine in a whole new way. 💎✨

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