Arts & Crafts moonstone polychrome enamel and yellow gold brooch circa 1890. Jacob's Diamond & Estate Jewelry.
ABOUT THIS ITEM: #P-DJ111D. Scroll down for specific details. This fascinating Arts & Crafts brooch centers upon a large oval moonstone set on a quadrangular motif crisscrossing a rectangular gold design. The gold of both is decorated by unique enamel garlands of flowers, fruit, and leaves. Each one is completely different from the next. Also, the gold background features a delicate organic texture. This brooch can be worn horizontally or vertically, adding to its versatility. The simplicity of the design and the kaleidoscopic colors applied to the gold make it a perfect accessory for just about any outfit. Moreover, owning this piece is like owning a piece of history. The Arts & Crafts jewelry design mission was to take a radical turn from existing jewelry design trends concentrating instead on handcrafted works of wearable art featuring unique gemstones and organic motifs such as the garlands seen in this wonderful brooch.
GEMSTONE: One oval cabochon moonstone.
METAL: 14-karat yellow gold decorated with polychrome enamel.
WEIGHT: 7.7 grams.
MEASUREMENTS: Approximately 1-5/8” (4.10 cm) horizontal width and 1-1/16” (2.70 cm) vertical width.
CONDITION: High magnification photographs show design details and that the item is in a pristine condition consistent with age and wear.
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