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Fleur-de-Lis Splendour: Antique French Brooch with Intense Green Essence

Holding this late Victorian French brooch, one is immediately struck by the impeccable craftsmanship and the exquisite quality of the stones. The precision-cut intense green emeralds, along with the uniquely shaped sapphires and colourless diamonds, manifest a remarkable standard of artistry. This piece is more than just jewellery; it's a tangible connection to a bygone era, igniting a profound "must-have" emotion, especially resonant with collectors of antique jewels. The brooch's intricate design and vibrant colours not only capture the eye but also the heart, embodying a timeless allure that transcends mere aesthetic appeal.

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Fleur-de-Lis Splendour: Antique French Brooch with Intense Green Essence

Condition
very good condition
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Country of origin
France

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.
See also: Victorian
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Style specifics
The Late or Aesthetic 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 Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period.

Jewelry of this period is changing back from heavy to more smaller, romantic pieces with often whimsical motifs. Jewelers using diamonds and bright gemstones in elaborated and fine feminine pieces.

Period
ca. 1890
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

Source of inspiration
Mother Nature

Theme
Fleur-de-lis - The fleur-de-lis (also spelled fleur-de-lys) is a stylized lily (in French, fleur means "flower", and lis means "lily") that is used as a decorative design or symbol. The fleur-de-lis has been used in the heraldry of numerous European nations, but is particularly associated with France, notably during its monarchical period. (from: Wikipedia)

Material
18K yellow gold (touchstone tested)
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Diamonds
Nine old brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of 0.12ct colour and clarity F/G, vs/si
All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.

Precious stones
Nine sapphires and 72 intense green emeralds
It is a very common practice to treat gemstones to intensify their clarity or colour. The item in question has not been tested in this regard.

Birthstones
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April, sapphire for September and emerald for May.
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Hallmarks
The French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle's head that was in use in France from about 1838.
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Dimensions
2,67 cm (1,05 inch) x 2,36 cm (0,93 inch)
see picture with a ruler in millimeters and inches

Weight
5,00 gram (3,21 dwt)

Adin Reference Nº
23167-0365

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