Victorian Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby & Diamond Clover Pendant / Brooch, circa 1890
A top grade example of Victorian jewellery. This highly adaptable piece can worn as a brooch or, with the removable pin unscrewed, as a pendant. Each of the three leaves is set with a precious gem; an emerald, a ruby and a sapphire. Seventy-one rose cut diamonds of graduating size are set in the silver border, with incredibly fine hand-pierced detailing in the gallery. Extravagantly lovely.
Accompanied by an independent jewellery report from IGR (#30308089).
Cut – The emerald, sapphire and ruby are cushion cuts. The diamonds are rose cuts.
Colour – The diamonds range from H to I.
Clarity – The ruby and emerald are SI. The sapphire is VS. The diamonds range from VS2 to SI2.
Carat – The emerald is approximately 0.90 carat. The sapphire is approximately 1.05 carat. The ruby is approximately 1.07 carat. A total approximate diamond weight of 0.51 carat.
Circa – 1890.
Measurements – The brooch is 33 x 29.6mm.
Metal – The diamonds are set in silver. The gem settings and the reverse of the brooch is 9 karat gold. The bale (probably added later) is stamped ‘750’ – 18k yellow gold – and tests as such.