Vintage Victorian Ruby Brooch, Synthetic Ruby & Enamel Accent Victorian-Edwardian Brooch-Elaborate
This is an amazing brooch from the early 1900s. It is an elaborate layered brooch with a large flat red synthetic ruby in the center and four baguettes, one on each corner. The largest stones is beveled on the edge and is approximately 25mm X 24mm. It is sawtooth bezel set.
The four baguettes are set on an angle on the corner into gold cups and are prong-set and are appx. 8.2mm by 4mm. Synthetic rubies came about in the very early 1900s. These stones are either synthetic rubies or spinels. You can see gas bubbles on high magnification. It could be glass. Either way, there is lots of red and the stones are in very good condition. The brooch itself is 1.76 inches by 1.52inches.
The bottom lawyer is slightly shaped like a bow tie and then it has a square filigree layer that is set on the edge with floral accents of the filigree background with white enamel accented forget-me-nots or other flowers. There are two oval accents that stretch from the bottom layer up to the top stone creating a sort of prong-effect. The brooch tests positive for gold content - 9kt. Magnetic testing was also positive for it being gold.
It was sold at an Estate sale with other old items and was sold as gold - though that is never a guarantee. I am a trained gemologist and I have people who know more than me look at the piece for more input and this is reported to be an old brooch - approximately 100 years old with 9kt gold content. It is in very good condition given it's age and it is not signed.
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