45006274 Beryl Lane - Antique Edwardian c1904 Turquoise & Seed Pearl Brooch convert Pendant
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Antique Edwardian c1904 Turquoise & Seed Pearl Brooch or Pendant

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An attractive antique turquoise and seed pearl brooch or pendant from the early Edwardian era, c1904! This elegant piece is made of 9ct gold and features a 'figure 8' swirl motif along with two '3-leaf clover' motifs. There are two cabochon turquoise gems and eleven little seed pearls nestled into t ...Read more
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An attractive antique turquoise and seed pearl brooch or pendant from the early Edwardian era, c1904! This elegant piece is made of 9ct gold and features a 'figure 8' swirl motif along with two '3-leaf clover' motifs. There are two cabochon turquoise gems and eleven little seed pearls nestled into the motifs. The seed pearls appear all original and are likely to be natural as the brooch dates back before cultured pearls were invented, however the pearls have not been x-rayed to confirm. The motifs rest on a subtle concave circular and open 'striated' design forming eleven parallel rails. A delicate and eye catching design! Attached to the back is a safety chain/pin connector for extra security, as well a copper pin and c-clasp - which has firm tension! In addition there is a wire loop placed to the top if you wish to wear on the neckline as a pendant - the loop is disguised at the front creating a 'slider' design.

The piece bears early Australian quality hallmarks - the 'sheaf' mark '9' (denoting 9ct gold) and "W" which is the mark for 'T. Willis & Co of Melbourne'. T. Willis & Co, and later Willis & Sons was an iconic jewellery manufacturer in the late 19th century through to the 20th century (1858-1980).

A gorgeous antique piece which would make a lovely pendant or brooch. Style to suit your desired look with this one!

Edwardian era, c1904
9ct yellow gold (metal pin)
Eleven seed pearls- possibly natural (have not been x-rayed to confirm), measuring approx. 1.80mm- 2.50mm, natural blemishes and slight off-round shape. Two round-oval cabochon natural turquoise gems measuring approx 3mm- 4mm. Gemstones tested by a FGAA gemmologist with professional gemmological equipment.
'Sheaf' (early Australian quality 9ct stamp), '9' and 'W' (makers mark for T Willis and Co of Melbourne, Vic)
3.75 grams
30mm (1/18 inches) across
The brooch remains in very good antique condition. There is a small break to one of the rails behind the turquoise - difficult to detect to an unaided eye. Also one claw is missing to one of the turquoise settings, however this does not affect the security for the turquoise. A wonderful antique brooch!
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