A beautiful Victorian 15 karat yellow gold sentimental brooch. It comprises a pearl double sweet heart, ruby set key and a diamond set bow. A brooch truly loaded with symbolism, this fine and impressive antique sweet heart brooch boasts two split pearl encrusted lovers hearts entwined and forever sealed by a delicately crafted key all set in buttery 15 karat yellow gold throughout. The key is adorned with two claw set rubies, pink a common colour symbolic of love and passion, during the Victorian period and also throughout history. The design is finished off with a diamond set bow surmounted atop the lovers hearts for that final flurry of unity and sentimentality.
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MEASUREMNETS - 36mm W x 25mm H
WEIGHT - 5.7g
MATERIALS - 15 karat gold/ pearls /diamond / rubies
HALLMARKS - Stamped '15' with a quaint love heart mark
CONDITION - Overall good. The pearls are fairly well matched with some minor discolouration but not noticed when worn. The gold work remains intact and undented, with the teeth of the key straight. Minor wear to gold work near the teeth end of the key. Brooch fitting remains secure. Brooch pin is bent but fits very well. All stones original to the piece.
Victorian 15 Karat Gold Pearl Dual Sweet Heart, Ruby Key and Diamond Bow Brooch
Brooch width - 36mm
Bangle height - 25mm