This stunning original Edwardian circa 1910 crescent moon brooch is elegantly hand crafted in 15K white and yellow gold. The piece may have been adapted from a tiara. It features a total of twenty two (22) diamonds and twenty one (21) natural rubies. The diamonds, which are all round faceted brilliants with ideal proportions, are as follows: At the bottom (from center moving out to the sides): One (1) 3mm diameter diamond (total estimated carat weight 1.1CT), two (2) 2.5mm diameter diamonds (total estimated carat weight 0.06CT each), two (2) 2.0mm diameter diamonds (total estimated carat weight 0.03CT each), two (2) 1.5mm diameter diamonds (total estimated carat weight 0.01CT each).Along the crescent (from center moving out to the sides): three (3) 2.5mm diameter diamonds (total estimated carat weight 0.06CT each), six (6) 2.0mm diameter diamonds (total estimated carat weight 0.03CT each), four (4) 1.5mm diameter diamonds (total estimated carat weight 0.01CT each). The total estimated carat weight of all diamonds in this brooch is therefore 4.6CTW.
The diamonds are color E and clarity VVS1. The twenty one rubies are oval faceted, graduating downwards in size from the center.
The largest (center) stone measures 4.5mm (L) x 4mm (W) x 3.2mm (D) for a total estimated carat weight of 0.46CT. The smallest rubies (on the ends) measure 1.6mm (L) x 1.5mm (W) x approx. 1.1mm (D) for a total estimated carat weight of 0.02CT.
The total estimated carat weight of all twenty one (21) rubies is approx. The color of the rubies is a luscious deep pink. They are natural (earth mined) stones. All diamonds and rubies have been verified as genuine using a presidium gem tester. On the reverse a safety clasp.
The hinge and pin are in working order, but the clasp is missing the closing dial. While the clasp does loosely hold shut, this minor repair is recommended. The back of brooch is hallmarked for 15CT gold. It is in overall excellent condition (with exception of the damaged clasp).
All stones are present and in excellent condition. The total weight is 8.2 grams.
The overall dimensions are: 55mm (L) x 14mm (W). Please see photos for more details. The item "Antique Edwardian 1910 4.6CTW Diamond & 5.2CTW Ruby Crescent 15K Brooch, 8.2g" is in sale since Tuesday, October 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "huntlym" and is located in Santa Monica, California.
This item can be shipped worldwide.