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Victorian Natural Pearl and Rose-Cut Diamond Barrette

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100-1-10161

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ABOUT THIS ACCESSORY

It doesn't take much to turn a bad hair day into an exceptionally good one. Simply slip this lovely barrette--shimmering with rows of iridescent natural half-pearls glittering in between with teeny-tiny twinkling rose-cut diamonds--into your tresses for an instant transformation. Formerly a brooch, this lovely hair jewel is hand fabricated in 14K gold, circa 1885.

Details

Materials:
14 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 7/8 Inch
Width:
3/8 Inch
Height:
3/16 Inch
Gram Weight:
6.4 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

32 Rose Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.16 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:
1.00-1.10 mm
Color:
H-I
Clarity:
VS-SI
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
0.16

51 Natural Pearls

Shape:
Half, Round
Measurements:
2.60-2.70 mm
Color:
Cream

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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