This very pretty Victorian 9ct gold marquise brooch has a tiny diamond in a bright cut star setting on the front and it has a little locket compartment in the reverse to keep a lock of hair or other precious keepsake, perhaps even a tiny photo.
The brooch is elegantly crafted in bright yellow gold in a very attractive Etruscan design with intricate detailing and gold beads decorating the border. The brooch comes in a retailers antique case that is lined in black velvet with a cream satin lined lid. The case is covered in red and black basket weave paper and it is printed "Sevenoaks, Goldsmiths & Jewellers Ltd. High St., Sevenoaks" (a town in Kent, England)
Cosmetically the brooch is in beautiful condition with very little sign of any real wear, the locket compartment in the back of the brooch is unused and still has its original satin liner. There is a slight separation of the hinge where it is soldered onto the back of the brooch, the tiny tear is only on one side so the hinge is still securely attached and it won't cause a problem with normal wear.
A gorgeous piece of antique jewellery in a classic sweetheart style. This charming gold accent accessory is good for the gents or the ladies, it would make a fabulous gift perhaps for the wedding groom, lovely to have the box for safekeeping too!
MATERIALS: 9ct yellow gold
GEMSTONE: diamond, Presidium tested
HALLMARKS: stamped '9ct' and makers mark 'TH' on the back
MEASUREMENTS: 2" (5cm) across, 5/8" (2cm) tall
WEIGHT: 3.2 grams
DATE: circa 1880, Victorian
CONDITION: in very good antique condition, as mentioned there is small tear near the hinge, please see the photos. The pin back in good working order. If you want to insert a photo or love token simply use your fingernail to flip out the locket compartment which then presses back into place securely.
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Materials: 9ct gold, Diamond.