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Ginormous Victorian Sapphire and Pearl Crescent Brooch

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50-1-4760

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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

Guaranteed to put a giant smile on your face as well as your blouse or coat! An extraordinarily dramatic, immodestly proportioned (far and away the largest we've ever seen), crescent moon brooch featuring alternating prong-set natural blue sapphires (totaling 8 carats) and lustrous natural pearls. Crafted in 14k rosy-yellow gold during the very early-20th century, the crescent measures just shy of 5 inches(!) in length. Absolutely unique and sensational!

Details

Materials:
14 Karat Rosy-Yellow Gold
Length:
4 7/8 inches
Width:
2 inches
Gram Weight:
16.9 grams
Period:
Victorian
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

17 Oval Cut Sapphires

Carat Weight:
8.00 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:
Slightly Violetish Blue
Measurements:
3.90-6.00 mm

15 Pearls

Shape:
Essentially Round
Measurements:
3.40 x 4.80 mm
Color:
Cream
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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