Vintage 18k Diamond and Emerald Cockatrice Brooch
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Beautifully crafted in rich 18 karat gold and glittering gemstones, this bold, delightfully fearsome and highly detailed brooch depicts the mythological creature the cockatrice, coming to us largely from Elizabethan literature. About the size of a large rooster, these terrifying little creatures have the head, claws and wings of a rooster with a lizard or serpent tail.
Their powers include the ability to kill or petrify to stone with either their gaze or their breath, and curiously, only the weasel is immune to these fiendish abilities. They can only be scared off by the crow of a genuine rooster, and humans can only hope to kill them with a mirror, exposing them to their own deadly gaze. A unique and special jewel, not for the faint of heart! Brooch measures 2 7/8 inches by 3 inches.
Inventory No. 50-3-4603
25 Single Cut Diamonds
Diamond Total Carat Weight: 0.35 carats
Diamond Clarity: SI1
Diamond Color: G-H
24 Cut Emeralds
Emerald Total Carat Weight: 0.70 carats
- Total Diamond Carat Weight:
- 0.35 cttw
- 3 inch
- 2 7/8 inch
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