Gemstones: Amethyst, Nephrite Jade & Diamonds
Cut: Carved Amethyst & Nephrite Jade, Brilliant Cut Diamonds
Weight & Colour: Diamonds = 0.25ct, F / VS
Material: 18ct Yellow Gold & 18ct White Gold
Ian Abeshouse Valuation
Brooch measures 56.00 x 42.00 mm
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A 1960s Austrian carved floral brooch. The brooch features a floral arrangement made up of carved amethyst and nephrite and is claw set with five brilliant cut diamonds in 18ct yellow and white gold. The brooch doubles as a hair pin with two 18ct gold pin ends. The five Diamonds total 0.25 ct and are graded Colour: F and Clarity: VS. The brooch measures 56.00 x 42.00 mm and is stamped with Vienna hallmarks. Circa 1960.
Mid 20th Century
Through the 50s and 60s the hair was bigger, the dresses were bigger and the jewellery followed suit. Women wore more extravagant pieces than ever before and men opted for lots of gold. Cartier introduced jewellery depicting leopards and panthers and from then on each jewellery house did the same. Van Cleef & Arpels created bejewelled animals and flowers and Bulgari had its Serpentini line. Cocktail Rings were something a woman could simply not be seen without particularly in the US where a ‘Cocktail Party’ was the most stylish event you could be invited to.