This is a gorgeous 14 karat gold, turquoise, and diamond brooch, made in the Etruscan Revival style in the 1870's. It has a three dimensional dome at its center, which is covered in Persian turquoise cabochons of different sizes and shades. It is accented at the very top with a single rose cut diamond. This dome is set in a 14 karat gold circle, accented with classic Etruscan Revival wire work, which is a pleasure to admire for its craft and precision. The back of the brooch features a glass panel, which can be removed to encase a photograph or a lock of hair; making this brooch double as a locket. The back also has a loop that is ready for a bale. Traditionally, Victorian brooches also had a multi purpose and were used as lockets to carry around a memento of a loved one. This piece is in very good condition with some minor loss to gold wire work.
The circular brooch measures 32 mm in diameter and weighs 9.6 grams. It has been tested and proven to be 14 karat gold.