Curated Jewels for the Vintage Collector. Two inches in diameter and 24 grams heavy, this brooch from the Victorian era stands out immediately for its substantial heft. But looking deeper within, it quickly becomes clear that everything about this piece is one-of-a-kind. The designer was inspired by the sunthat burning, low-hanging sun of late afternoon. A pristine cut of natural amber was chosen to represent the sun, with a rich golden color and powerful clarity.
Its brilliant-cut to cast rays of light about. A solid gold setting is used to suggest more rays, tipped with natural seed pearls for added luminescence. And the designer didnt stop there. A shadow box behind the amber creates even more dimension, another layer of sun rays fanning out around the sun. Finally, we notice that the yellow gold tier is sitting on top of a rose gold tier, serving to push the amber sun forward into the light.All together, the brooch is 3/4 thick. Victorians believed deeply in the power of symbols. The sun was a symbol for optimism and energy, the brazen sister symbol to the more demure and mysterious moon. Excellent , there is a very light amount of surface wear to the gold at the face of it but it is a very minimal amount.
There are no dents or irregularities to the piece and it is extremely fresh with all of its components intact. Material Tests for 14k gold, natural amber and seed pearls. Antique and vintage styles that are typically seen in small or modest sizes get dramatic attention when theyre found in large, oversized, or bold pieces. These larger versions increase the collectability of a piece.
Uncommon antique and vintage pieces are often highly collectable because you are not likely to find another one. While some uncommon pieces have garnered a cult following, others are so uncommon that they do not have a large fanbase. The latter type may not be considered collectables, but they are lovely, almost one-of-a-kind finds. Certain antique and vintage pieces are especially high-end pieces. Such pieces use a combination of materials and techniques in the design, have a solid gold or silver setting, use different metalwork techniques, incorporate different natural gemstones (often in a variety of cuts and sizes), and feature enamel work.
_gsrx_vers_859 GS 7.0.21 (859). The item "Antique Victorian 14k Bi Gold HEAVY 24gram Natural Amber Sun Brooch Pin Pendant" is in sale since Monday, February 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches".
The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.