A stunning Victorian diamond star or sunburst brooch circa 1880’s comprising 5.70 carats of Old Mine cut diamonds. This large brooch, 5cm diameter is set in 18 karat gold with a silver front, which was typical of the period to enhance the diamonds in a white setting. The antique design is formed around a diamond cluster with a center stone of 0.50ct with eight-star points together with eight individually set diamonds on knife edge settings. This pre-loved brooch comes in its original box with a detachable brooch fitting and hook for wearing as a pendant. A separate safety chain comes with it too. There is very little wear to the brooch/pendant, it is in superb condition.
Please see a very similar star brooch included in ‘Understanding Jewellery’ by David Bennett and Daniela Mascetti. Plate 332 in 1990 Edition. Plate 313 in the current edition.
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CUT – Old Mine Cut
CLARITY – VS1 - VS2
CARAT WEIGHT – 5.7 carats total (Range from 0.50ct center stone including: 8 x 0.20ct - 8 x 0.18ct to 0.05ct)
COLOUR - H
MATERIALS - 18 Karat gold/Silver/Diamonds
DIMENSIONS – 5cm Diameter
WEIGHT – 15.5 gram
HALLMARK – None, but tested as 18 karat yellow gold and silver with a touchstone.
CONDITION – Very Good. This brooch/pendant is in super condition; it has little sign of wear at all. All the settings are crisp with sound claws to the diamond settings. The brooch fitting is easily removable and safety chain. This piece also in its original leather, fitted, tooled box. A rare find.
Large Victorian 5.70 Carat Diamond Star Brooch and Pendant, circa 1880
Brooch diametre - 5cm