Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu (11 April 2017)

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Date of Auction: 11th April 2017

Sold for £680

Estimate: £700 - £900

An antique diamond and pearl set brooch/pendant, composed of a tied ribbon bow motif, set with graduated old and rose-cut diamonds, to principal collet set old-cut brilliant, with rose-cut diamond set garland hoop above with half pearl accents, suspending below a quatrefoil drop of four pearls around a central rose-cut diamond, on double pearl suspension, mounted in gold and silver, with detachable brooch and pendant fittings in gold, to a fine belcher-link chain in white precious metal, pearls untested for natural vs. cultured origin, total brooch/pendant length 58mm. £700-900

Condition Report

The piece has been made up from various antique elements combined together. The principal diamond weighs approximately 0.35 carats, the remaining diamonds are present and correct and all are bright and lively. The two half pearls are silvery grey in colour and oval in shape, but fairly well matched. The pearls in the drop are white and mostly drop-shaped, but again fairly well matched. The mount shows general surface wear and the adaptations have been quite discretely done. The interchangeable fittings attach by screwheads. The chain is later and is probably platinum but is unmarked and untested; length 38cm.