Victorian 14K Gold Star Pendant Brooch with Seed Pearls & Diamond
A stunning star-shaped brooch-pendant featuring 48 seed pearls of various sizes and a central old mine cut diamond. A series of small pearls have been set in the radiating arms of this 14 karat yellow gold star shaped brooch. The pearls are 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 as is the design of this piece; each pearl has been hand-placed, bead set to create the undulating effect. Small pearls decorate the star in a radiating fashion the range in size from 1.25 mm to 2.5mm. The old mine cut diamond in the center is prong set and 3mm in diameter.
The star brooch-pendant measures approximately 1 inch in diameter and 3/8 of an inch in depth and weighs 2.75 grams. Circa 1890s. In great condition. Unmarked but acid tests to 14K.
During the late Victorian era we see feminine and natural motifs juxtaposed with luminous gemstones and celestial designs. We see gorgeous and unique pieces such as this one, of superior craftsmanship and sublime precision.