This 'makes a statement' diamond lizard is of fairly recent manufacture, probably from Thailand or Hong Kong, inspired by the lizard brooches that were popular at the end of the 19th century - though few as spectacular as this one. Modern-day manufacturers very often help us by putting diamond weights on their pieces, so I can tell you that the main body of the lizard is pave-set with 8 carats of diamonds, whilst the two marquise-cut diamond eyes weigh 0.28 cts. The total weight is 36.9 grams-just over once Troy ounce. Although manufacturing quality is high in these areas, manufacturing costs are low, hence the remarkably reasonable cost of this spectacular piece. The diamonds are set in dark oxidised 18ct white gold, beautifully finished on the back in a pierced lattice pattern. The lizard is 3 3/4 inches: 95 mm in length, and would liven up any party!
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N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients. I can be contacted by telephone 020 7629 5060, or from abroad 0044 20 7629 5060 or by email as below. Prices ncludes insured free-of-charge UK/Europe posting for any item, or free-of-charge sending by FedEx world-wide for any item over £500’
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