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Bearing the sentimental weight of the Grand Victorian era, this Belgian-crafted arrow brooch, festooned with 34 rose-cut diamonds and eight natural pearls, is a relic of 1870—a token of longing captured in 18k pink gold and silver. More than mere adornment, it serves as a silent accomplice to Cupid's endeavours, a poignant gift that whispers to the heart's deepest desires, aiming with precision at the cherished target of affection and remembrance.
Antique jewelry object group: bar brooch
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Style: Victorian - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration. Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.
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Style specifics: The Grand Victorian Period - Experts divide the reign of Queen Victoria, also called The Victorian era (1837 - 1901) into three periods of about twenty years each; The Romantic Victorian Period (1837 - 1860), The Grand Victorian Period (1860 - 1880), and the Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period (1880 - 1901).
We consider this to be of the Grand Victorian Period.
This second Victorian period is famous for its ostentatious pieces set with pearls and diamonds (from South Africa). From ca. 1850 wealthy English had reported about jewelry from India and Japan, which heavily inspired the jewelers of this period. This period also corresponds with the death of Queen Victoria's husband King Albert making mourning jewelry (set with heavy dark stones) the type of jewelry specific for this period.
Period: ca. 1870
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Material: 18k pink gold and silver, see also: The silver on gold technique (touchstone tested)
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Diamond(s): 34 rose cut diamonds. We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
All diamonds are screened by the IJGC - lab (www.ijgc-worldwide.com) for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural!
Precious stones: Eight natural salt water pearls
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and pearl for June.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: width 14,00 cm (5,51 inch) - See picture with a ruler in cm and inches
Weight: 23,30 gram (14,98 dwt)
Adin Reference Nº: 19231-0288
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