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14K Gold Pearl & Diamond Victorian Star Pendant-Brooch


The late Victorian era emerges out of a period of darkness where feminine and natural motifs are juxtaposed with luminous gemstones and celestial designs. We see gorgeous and unique pieces such as this one, of superior craftsmanship and sublime precision. Each tiny pearl has been laid out on the 14 karat yellow gold star shaped brooch, filled to the edges, as if it was a blooming flower, a curling sea anemone, or celestial vision.

This brooch is a real antique treasure. The bale on the back folds in and out, as most elegant brooch-pendant pieces were made this way. The attention to detail is a real marvel on the design on the piece; each pearl has been hand-placed, bead set to create the undulating effect. Even under the central old European cut diamond we see tiny seed pearls supporting the central gemstone. The dimensionality of this brooch is incredible. It is a wonderful piece to admire.

Tiny 1mm peals decorate the star, with a 3mm diamond at center. The star brooch-pendant measures approximately 1 inch. It is the perfect feminine pendant or wear as a stand-alone piece because it will take your breath away in person. Circa 1890s. In great condition. Marked 14K on the back with hallmarks.

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