Gorgeous Vintage Art Nouveau 14k Gold Old Mine Diamond Flower Brooch Pin 5.3g. Offered today is an eye-catching vintage early 1900s solid 14k yellow gold old mine cut diamond flower brooch. What really makes this flower BLOOM, is the outer petals, done with a jewelry technique called "bloomed gold" which brings the purest gold to the surface. They are stippled (textured with very tiny dots), which contrasts with the smoother inner petals.
I've not seen this technique before--it's really beautiful! The diamond in the center is an sparkling old mine cushion cut with an open culet. It measures 3.7 x 3.5 mm and is approximately. It's set in six claw prongs. This lovely antique brooch measures 1 1/8 in diameter.
It tests positive for 14k gold with a stone and acid test by a jeweler, although it is not marked--(the karat fineness may be found--during inspection by the authenticators--to be somewhere between 13.3K and 14K--as this is a vintage item made before 1980 when the Plumb Gold law took effect) It weighs a hefty 5.3 grams and is in excellent vintage condition! PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE ITEMS I SELL ARE "VINTAGE" OR ESTATE ITEMS, AND THEREFORE ARE NOT NEW--SO PLEASE EXPECT NORMAL WEAR.
I WILL DO MY BEST TO DESCRIBE ANY DEFECTS/FLAWS IN THE ITEM. PLEASE VIEW THE PHOTOS CAREFULLY AS THE SUPERSIZED PHOTOS ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE LISTING. I CANNOT END AUCTIONS EARLY, AND PLEASE DO NOT MAKE AN OFFER.
I sell on consignment for jewelers who set the prices on my items. My pricing is UP FRONT--(not inflated just so I can lower)--and I price as low as possible, with no "wiggle room"--in order to meet my consignor's net price.Please WAIT FOR THE INVOICE! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "desdemona1013" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.