1940s Floral Branch Gemstone BroochIrene Byrne & Co
This sweet brooch is from circa 1940s and depicts a spray of flowers, with each gemstone representing the sweetness of a blossom. The multi-coloured gemstones comprise of Zircons, Garnets and a purple Spinel, all claw set in 12ct yellow gold. This brooch has a delicate security chain for added safety.
Gemstone: Zircon, Garnet & Purple Spinel
Cut: Oval and Round
Measurements: 4.30 to 6.00 mm
Material: 12ct Yellow Gold
Accompanied by an Independent Valuation
During the 1940s, women’s clothing became more masculine with structured shoulders and nipped waists, so their jewellery became more feminine. Large brooches set with colourful jewels made their way into the spotlight and larger, more layered necklaces adorned the necks of most women who frequented lavish soirees. Larger rings with more angular cut stones were also popular and often incorporated the stepped shoulder design used during the Art Deco period that preceded it.