I have for sale the pictured victorian era cameo brooch. This is a mixed material piece and the design and characteristics of the piece make this a very early romantic period brooch.
The cameo brooch itself is reading 4K gold and primary copper metal makeup consistently so it is most likely a heavy rose gold plated, with a solid heavy plate. During the romantic period there was a shortage of gold used to make jewelry and so it was not uncommon to see pieces like this.
The Rose cut garnets are actually glass/paste stones. The center cameo piece is Faux Amber and appears to be glass as well if my presidium gem tester is working right as it is reading all over the place on this piece. Anyway, one of the stones on this has been replaced (glued in as well) with a very poor example (it is by the breast area of the cameo) and is most likely plastic as I am getting no reading on that one stone.
The chain and pin are testing 9K gold and are clearly a later replacement of the original chain as the original gold filled o'ring is still attached. The pin mechanism is a little wobbly but works as it should. The cameo portion of the piece is missing at least 2 prongs and probably more than that to hold it in place and at some point someone glued the bit back on to the piece.
Please do review all of the photographs as they are of the actual item you are buying.
Size: 30.48mm high and about 26.88mm wide
Weight: 7.5 grams all in and the 9K rose gold pin & chain are probably about .8 to .9 grams.
Main Stone: Paste rose cut garnets
Notable: Some very poor repair work was done on the piece, but costume cameo pieces like this from this very early victorian time frame are actually very difficult to find versus the real stuff which is a little more common.
All of my gold and silver is 3rd party authenticated before listing for sale. This piece has been xray analyzed to ensure the metal makeup meets industry standards for solid gold jewelry. Where appropriate, acid testing has been used as well. The pin and chain on this bit is 9K rose gold. The balance of the piece is a primary copper metal make up with a 4K rose gold plating.
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. 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.
Please do check out my other items as I am happy to consolidate shipping!
This item condition is overall good functional condition with some poor repair work.
This item will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail and will arrive in a basic brown gift box. Your purchase price includes insurance. A signature may be required for this item at delivery.
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Tags: Aesthetic period bro, Cameo brooch, Paste stone brooch, Return, Romantic period broo, Rose gold brooch, Sold, Used, Victorian brooch, Victorian cameo broo
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