Kirsten's Corner Jewelry
Etruscan Revival 14K Gold, Turquoise, and Diamond Brooch
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 excellent condition and would make a lovely gift!
The circular brooch measures 32 mm in diameter and weighs 9.6 grams. It has been tested and proven to be 14 karat gold.