A Victorian Ruby, Diamond And Pearl Heart Brooch
A Victorian ruby, diamond and pearl heart brooch, the natural saltwater pearl measuring 10.1 x 8.5 x 7.1mm set to the centre, surrounded by a row of seventeen oval-cut Burmese rubies estimated to weigh a total of 2.7 carats, to an outer row of twenty-five old brilliant-cut diamonds estimated to weigh a total of 1.2 carats, all set in silver to a yellow gold mount with pierced gallery and brooch fitting, circa 1890, measuring approximately 2.5 x 2.2cm, gross weight 6.9 grams. Unmarked: tested as 9ct gold and silver
A beautiful and romantic Victorian brooch. This piece features a luminous natural pearl surrounded by lovely rubies and a frame of scintillating diamonds, all in the shape of a heart. The heart has been a symbol of romantic love for centuries, but its popularity soared during the Victorian era as a token of love and affection, particularly in jewellery. This sweet brooch would look lovely on an evening dress or even on a wedding dress.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.