French lapis lazuli diamonds emeralds and yellow gold clip-brooch circa 1970. *
ABOUT THIS ITEM: The photographs fail to capture the exceptional beauty and quality of this French-made turtle brooch. The lapis lazuli displays an intense blue color that is free of pyrite gold-colored flakes typically found in this material. Additionally, the articulated head (visible in the first two pictures) adds an interesting touch of whimsy. If you are one of the many people who are turtle fans, this one will be an enviable addition to your collection.
ARTICULATION: head moves sideways from left to right.
GEMSTONES: emerald-set eyes, lapis lazuli cabochon.
DIAMONDS: forty-one round brilliant-cut diamonds totaling approximately 1.50 carats, approximately G color, VS clarity.
METAL: 18-karat yellow gold.
WEIGHT: 7.5 grams.
HALLMARKS: French stamps.
MEASUREMENTS: approximately 1-3/8” (3.49 cm) long and 13/16” (2.10 cm) wide overall.
CONDITION: high magnification photographs show considerable design details, and that the item is in good condition, all consistent with age and wear.
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