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Colossal Victorian En Tremblant Butterfly and Flower Brooch

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50-1-10820

$45,000.00
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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

Hold your breath, because this museum worthy wonder will take it away. Measuring 6 1/2 inches long (not a typo!), flowing articulated stems of glittering rose-cut diamond-set leaves culminate in a large flower (1 5/8 inch wide)--centered with a sparkling 1.00 carat European-cut diamond--and a big beautiful multi-colored butterfly floating up top (sapphire, diamond and emerald wings, ruby eyes), all of which shimmy and shake (en tremblant*) with your every movement. Knowledgeable lovers of antique jewelry would most certainly identify this magnificently designed piece as hailing from the Victorian era (however, the hallmarks indicate a provenance of Austria, post 1931, which we assume may be an import mark). This exquisite and utterly unique jewel is hand fabricated in darkened silver over 18K gold, and ranks as one of the most showstopping, astonishingly stunning works of wearable art of all time.

*Courtesy of Antique Jewelry University: “En tremblant” is a French term – meaning “to tremble”. It was first used to describe 18th and 19th-century jewelry where parts of the diamond set pieces were attached to a trembler (a material that acts as a spring such as a thin metal wire) to create movement in the jewel when worn. Brooches mounted in this way were particularly effective in reflecting the scintillating fire of candlelight.

Details

Materials:
Silver over 18 Karat Gold
Length:
7 Inch
Width:
2 Inch
Height:
3/4 Inch
Gram Weight:
79.4 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Center Diamond details
Cut/Shape:
Old Mine Cut
Carat Weight:
0.70 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:
5.24 x 5.57 x 3.60 mm
Color:
L
Clarity:
I1
Center Diamond details
Cut/Shape:
European Cut
Carat Weight:
1.00 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:
6.44 x 6.40 x 4.00 mm
Color:
N-O
Clarity:
SI2
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

2 Old Mine Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.60 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:
3.70-4.00 mm
Color:
I-K
Clarity:
VS2-SI2

91 Old Mine Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
2.90 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:
1.20-3.20 mm
Color:
J-K-L
Clarity:
VS-SI

325 Rose Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
8.75 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:
1.00-3.20 mm
Color:
I-J-K-L
Clarity:
VS-SI
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
13.95

2 Round Cabochon Cut Rubies

Carat Weight:
0.45 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:
Slightly Purplish Red
Measurements:
3.10-3.20 mm

74 Mixed Cut Sapphires

Carat Weight:
4.50 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:
Violetish Blue
Measurements:
1.50-2.90 mm

36 Oval Cut Emeralds

Carat Weight:
2.80 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:
Bluish Green
Measurements:
1.80-4.50 mm
Total Carat Weight:
7.75

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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