Lovely antique Victorian 9K pinkish yellow gold crescent moon pin for restoration. Larger pins this size are very hard to come by and quite expensive when found. This particular pin is missing one small turquoise stone. A number are crooked in the settings with on being obviously glued in place. In addition, all by a couple of the pearls do not look original to the piece. Really, the settings on all of the stones should be checked. The pin features a unique safety clasp mechanism.
One of the oldest symbols known to man, the crescent moon dates back to the second millennium BC. The crescent moon celebrates the feminine moon goddess and is associated with female empowerment. The Victorian tradition was for the Groom to give a gift to the Bride on their wedding day. The crescent moon pin was a period favorite for this tradition symbolizing spirituality of the bride and was worn by the bride on their honeymoon. A fabulous gift for the something old category for the bride to be.
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Size: Approx 2 1/4" High and 6mm at its widest point
Weight: 5.8 grams all inclusive
Hallmarks: None Noted
Main Stone: Robin Egg Blue Turquoise Various Sizes
Secondary Stone: Pearls of Various Types and Sizes
Notable: Large design for this style pin. Rare safety gate mechanism to prevent the pin from falling off. I was unable to locate any markings indicating gold content and who made it suggesting it was made in the states late 1880's to 1895 time period. 3rd Party gold content confirmed.
All of my gold and silver is authenticated before listing for sale. This piece has been xray analyzed using a Niton XRF Spectrometer to ensure the metal makeup meets industry standards for solid gold jewelry. Where appropriate, acid testing has been used as well. You will not buy gold or silver from me that does not meet the industry standards for how the piece is marked unless noted in the listing.
Gemstones have been tested using a presidium gem tester and have not been reviewed, except where noted, by a gemologist so please assume they are lab produced stones as my opinions are only my opinions. Diamonds have been verified using a presidium diamond tester, they have not been sized or graded by a gemologist. All measurements of stones have been done using a digital caliper, are approximate and may not be exact.
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This item condition is overall Fair condition The setting itself is a solid foundation. This piece is missing a number of pearls some have been replaced with pearls from necklaces. It is missing one small approx 1.75mm turquoise stone as well. This is really for restoration.
This item will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail and will arrive in a basic tan gift box. This will be fully insured and may require a signature at delivery.
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Tags: 9k crescent moon, Antique wedding, Crescent moon brooch, Gold victorian brooc, Noreturn, Sold, Something old, Turquoise brooch, Used, Victorian brooch, Wedding gift
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