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Set of three French gold lapel pins signed Sterle

Antique jewelry object group: brooches

Country of origin: France

Style: Fifties (of the twentieth century)
See also: Fifties (of the twentieth century) or more info on styles

Period: ca. 1950
(events and facts in 1950)

Source of inspiration: flower symbolism

Theme: four leaf clover - The clover became famous around 1,600 years ago, because, it was said that Saint Patrick in 452 AD stepped from the cathedral in Ireland on Easter morning, stooped down and picked a shamrock. He showed it to the crowd of parishioners, and then said, "This Plant represents the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit!" Since that time, the three leaf shamrock has become world famous! Around this time when clovers were made popular, the rare four-leaf clover also became popular and was considered to be lucky.

Material: 18K yellow gold
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Extra information: Sterlé - Pierre Sterlé established himself as a jeweller in 1934 and with premises in the Avenue de L’Opera from 1945, he created models with a truly amazing sense of movement. The so-called 'chain knit' is said to be his invention.

Diamonds: Three semi-modern brilliant cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.28 crt. Their cut is semi-modern as the stones are polished around 1950 which means that although to today's standards they are considered to be modern brilliant cuts, their cullet (the point at the bottom) are still polished flat.
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.

Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Brand: Sterlé

Signature: Sterlé

Engraving: in each pin 'Sterlé', 'Paris' and the numbers '5320', '5589' and '6274' from big to small

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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Condition: excellent condition
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Dimensions: heights 2.56 cm (1.01 inch), 2.40 cm (0.94 inch) and 2.10 cm (0.83 inch)

Weight: 15.70 gram (10.10 dwt)

Reference Nº: 10301-4359

Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry

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Set of three French gold lapel pins signed Sterle
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