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Antique Art Nouveau Pink Tourmaline and Seed Pearl Pendant Brooch by Willis & Co

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This stunning antique piece dates to around late 1800 to early 1900 circa, the feminine curvilineal style is reminiscent of Art Nouveau period. The versatile design can be worn as a pendant with the bail left on, or, converted into brooch with bail removed. Claw set centrally is one natural pink tou ...Read more
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This stunning antique piece dates to around late 1800 to early 1900 circa, the feminine curvilineal style is reminiscent of Art Nouveau period. The versatile design can be worn as a pendant with the bail left on, or, converted into brooch with bail removed. Claw set centrally is one natural pink tourmaline gemstone which measures 6.80mm long x 5.20mm wide, approximate weight 0.90 carats. Surrounding is 13 natural seed pearls, slightly varying is sizes from 2mm- 2.5mm- set into organic and fleur-de-lis profiles.

The reverse of pendant/ brooch is stamped with an Australian makers hallmark of a 'unicorn', '9' and 'W'. This is the hallmark of T Willis and Sons Pty Ltd, Melbourne, used prior to the company adopting the Victorian Jeweller's Association mark in 1903.

The total drop of the pendant/brooch, including bail, is 47mm or 1.85" inches.

Art Nouveau- late 1800's to early 1900's
9ct Gold
Tourmaline; natural, 6.80mm long x 5.20mm wide, 3.50mm deep; approximate weight 0.90 carats. Natural Seed Pearls- 13 x 2mm-2.5mm
"Unicorn Head" (Willis family crest) "9" and "W" (stamp for Willis & Co)
3.5 grams
47mm/ 1.85" inch drop including bail
Upon close inspection there is a small split at base of end claw, can be fixed by jeweller if it bother's otherwise beautiful antique condition, light tarnish left, tarnish mainly evident around seed pearls.

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