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Amethyst, Peridot and Diamond Bar Brooch, Circa 1900

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50-1-10931

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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

Purple and green is a glorious, high-impact color combination popular in the early 20th century (it was employed in the design of suffragist jewelry* during this time) and this pretty late-Victorian jewel uses them to great effect. Embraced on each side by a bright spring green calves-head peridot, a velvety deep purple faceted oval amethyst gleams and glimmers in the center, while tiny twinkling antique single cut diamonds add lovely sparks of light. Hand fabricated in 18K gold, 14K pin back. Total peridot weight, 4.00 carats. *Is the jewelry often labeled “Suffragist (Suffragette) Jewelry” simply indicative of the fashion of the period or was it symbolic of a cause women (and some men) fought for passionately? Certainly, a case can be made for both points of view. Please see our AJU article for a discussion on Suffragist jewelry: https://www.langantiques.com/university/suffragist-jewelry/

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold, 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1/2 Inch
Width:
1 1/4 Inch
Height:
1/4 Inch
Gram Weight:
6.9 Grams
Center Amethyst details
Cut/Shape:
Oval Cut
Color:
Purple
Carat Weight:
4.00 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
11.38 x 9.40 x 6.76 mm
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

6 Antique Single Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.14 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
1.70-1.80 mm
Color:
H-I-J
Clarity:
VS-SI
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
0.14

2 Calves Head Cut Peridots

Carat Weight:
4.00 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Color:
Yellow Green
Measurements:
9.20 x 7.40 x 3.88 mm
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
8.00

About Victorian Jewelry

The eclectic Victorians didn’t limit themselves when it came to motifs and themes—if it struck their fancy, they turned it into jewelry. Sweet and sentimental with a distinct romantic streak, Victorian gems expanded upon their Georgian predecessors. The array of styles that blossomed (sometimes quite literally) during this era endure to this day.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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