Decorative vintage gold Fifties parure brooch and earrings rubies and diamonds
Here we have what we call in our trade, a parure. A parure is a matching set of jewellery designed to be worn together. This 18K bi-colour gold Fifties parure from around 1950 consists of a brooch and a pair of earrings.
The earrings of this parure depict a warm yellow gold flower with five sprightly petals fondling seven ruby-topped stamina around their brilliant cut diamond heart.
Regarding the brooch, three of such flowers are tied together with a ribbon of 15 rubies fancy cut according to the whims of their string setting. With four white openwork leaves glimpsing from behind in contrast with the sunny glow of the yellow
flowers, this adorable floral arrangement is right there for the grasp to make your heart bloom.
Antique jewelry object group:
parure (=matching set of jewelry)
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Country of origin:
Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Fifties (of the twentieth century)
- See also: Fifties
(of the twentieth century)
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This type of jewelry is very specific for the fifties of the twentieth century. All sorts of animals and plants were used as source of inspiration for the goldsmiths. Made in gold and decorated with enamel and precious stones, the result of their labour
most of the times well-made, clever and cute.
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Source of inspiration:
Mother Nature (see also: flower symbolism
18K bi-color (yellow and white) gold
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Brooche: Three brilliant cut
diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.45 crt.
Earrings: Two brilliant cut
diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.24 crt.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Total diamond weight:
approx. 0.69 crt. (approximate color and clarity G/H, vs/si)
. We did not check if the rubies are lab produced
or not as this information has no influence on the value of this jewel. Natural rubies
and lab produced rubies
were both used in this era, rather more for their effect than for their intrinsic value.
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is the birthstone (or month stone) for April
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diameter earrings 2,30 cm (0,91 inch); brooche 6,53 cm (2,57 inch) x 4,70 cm (1,85 inch)
40,50 gram (26,04 dwt)
Reference Nº: 16085-0058
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