Art Deco 125.00 Carat Tourmaline, Opal & Diamond Foliate Brooch, 18k Gold, circa 1940
An astonishing brooch. This is big, striking and extremely impressive. It somehow becomes more and more beautiful the more you look at it. The carved tourmaline leaves are masterpieces of workmanship. Highlight by seven white diamond “dew drops” and held together by a very lively white opal bud. The back of the brooch is almost as beautiful as the front, with intricate golden leaf veins acting as the basket for the tourmaline leaves. Astounding.
Cut – The diamond are old mine / miner cuts.
Colour – Diamond are G.
Clarity – Diamond are VS. Some internal flaws are visible in the tourmaline, but this is to be expected in stones of these dimensions.
Carat – The tourmaline is conservatively guaged at 125 (one hundred and twenty-five) carat. The opal is approximately 2.50 carat and the toal diamond weight is estimated at 2.00 carat.
Circa – 1940.
Measurements – 8cm by 7.5cm
Metal – 18k gold. Stamped.
Maker’s Mark – K H