A beautiful Edwardian or Belle Epoque period brooch, in that typically fine and delicate workmanship which was enabled by the general use of platinum in jewellery from around 1900. Platinum is a much harder metal than silver, which was the only white metal previously in use for diamond jewellery, so mounts could be made much lighter and more delicate. The design of the brooch borrows something from the Art Nouveau style with its curves. The centre diamond is approximately 0.7 of a carat, and the remainder totals approximately 1 1/2 carats - but this jewellery is sold on its beauty, period and design, not raw diamond content. The brooch is 1 3/4 inches: 45 mm across, and slightly more top to bottom. It has a screw-in detachable brooch fitting, and we could supply a row of pearls to turn it into a very attractive necklace.
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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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