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Vintage Fifties 18K gold brooch rooster with ruby comb

Antique jewelry object group
brooch

Condition
very good condition
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Country of origin
Italy

Style
Vintage Sixties (of the twentieth century)
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Style specifics
This type of jewelry is very specific for the Fifties and Sixties of the twentieth century. All sorts of animals 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.

Period
ca. 1960
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

Source of inspiration
Mother Nature

Theme
rooster

Material
18K yellow gold (touchstone tested)
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Precious stones
Eight rubies (lab produced) (also called verneuil ruby). The fact that these stones are lab produced 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. with an estimated weight of 0.50ct
All color stone weights are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.

Birthstones
Ruby is the birthstone (or month stone) for July.
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Hallmarks
the maker's mark "237AL" that was issued by Garavelli Aldo & C, Valenza, "750" indicating 18K gold and "ITALY"
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Dimensions
width 4,50 cm (1,77 inch)
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Weight
19,10 gram (12,28 dwt)

Adin Reference Nº
22033-0104

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Vintage Fifties 18K gold brooch rooster with ruby comb
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