A finely crafted Art Noveau period platinum diamond brooch, duly inspired by nature displaying butterfly wings or perhaps a spider’s web as influence. The brooch has a textured surface which was entirely tooled by hand. Having eleven old cut diamonds, estimated 0.50ct all rubbed over set this charming piece reflects a transitional design with typically Victorian acanthus design terminals in combination with this organic design. Rene Lalique an outstanding craftsman of this genre was hugely influential at this time & his design inspiration can be seen here. The back of the brooch is yellow gold, this was a typical method of production during the period.


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MATERIALS - Platinum/ Yellow Gold/Diamonds


DIMENSIONS - 1 7/8” (4.7cm) long x 5/8” (1.6cm) wide at widest point


WEIGHT - 5.63g


HALLMARK - Unhallmarked


CONDITION - Good, wear commensurate with age

Victorian Platinum and 0.50 Carat Diamond Art Nouveau Brooch, circa 1890

  • Brooch length - 1 7/8” (4.7cm)

    Bangle width - 5/8” (1.6cm)


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