A natural pearl, diamond and gem-set butterfly brooch. The g...

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A natural pearl, diamond and gem-set butterfly brooch. The grey baroque pearl body, with red gem eyes, to the vari-cut diamond, sapphire and red gem openwork wings. Verbal from GCS stating natural, saltwater pearl (very hollow). Estimated total diamond weight 1.80cts. Length 7.2cms. Weight 21.8gms.

More Information

  • Overall condition fair to good. Some surface scratches/ wear, discolouration and minor dents in keeping with general age and wear.
  • Some probable replacement gems, few slightly ill-fitting to the mounts. Few with glue visible.
  • Diamonds fairly well matched. A mix of old, single and rose-cuts.
  • Individual size and setting of diamonds prevents accurate colour and clarity assessment.

  • Diamonds with moderate, varied inclusions.
  • Sapphires are a well matched medium blue hue.
  • The red gems appear to be a mix of synthetic ruby and garnet-topped-doublet or other paste. The cabochons apepar to be black glass.
  • Pearl is a light grey hue, good lustre. Pearl has holes to the reverse, with cement-like glue visible.
  • Please see the Important Notices for Purchasers for coloured gemstones.

  • Condition reports are offered as a guide only and we highly recommend inspecting any lot to satisfy yourself as to its condition.

  • For any further questions you may have on this lot, please do not hesitate to contact Ben Randall at ben@fellows.co.uk

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    Auction Date:
    21st Mar 19 at 11am GMT

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