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Edwardian Diamond Brooch by Pickslay & Co

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50-1-10445

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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

Measuring an eminently wearable 1 1/2 inch long, this consummate Art Deco brooch, lightly hand fabricated in platinum, circa 1920, artfully employs negative space to enhance a sparkling array of round diamonds. The maker's mark indicates Pickslay & Co, NY. .90 carat carat total diamond weight.

TMI found on the internet: Charles Pickslay emigrated from the UK and set up shop in New York. He had his own store on 5th Ave and at the Met Life building, and was registered from approximately 1870-1900. He was a member of the "society" crowd with his son's and daughters wedding written up in the society pages. He did work for Theodor Starr who had a high end jewelry store near Madison Square. Pickslay worked for Starr in at least 1889 when there was a lawsuit over whether his Christmas bonus was a bonus or a draw. He then opened his own store with a partner Alfred P. Hinton at Broadway and 20th Street.

Details

Materials:
Platinum
Length:
1 1/2 Inch
Width:
9/16 Inch
Height:
1/8 Inch
Gram Weight:
4.9 Grams
Period:
Edwardian
Center Diamond details
Cut/Shape:
European Cut
Carat Weight:
0.15 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:
3.20 x 3.30 x 2.25 mm
Color:
G
Clarity:
VS1
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

28 Single Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.75 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:
1.60-2.50 mm
Color:
G-H
Clarity:
VS
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
0.90

About Edwardian Jewelry

Edwardians took the dark beauty of Victorian jewelry and dyed it platinum blonde. Light and airy filigree, worked with intricate millegrain and detailed designs in that durable metal, was liberally set with the “white” stones—pearls and diamonds chief among them. The Victorians’ sense of whimsy and beloved yellow gold didn’t disappear completely, though, even as the Edwardian era made way for the further-streamlined Art Deco.

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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