A Victorian Ruby And Diamond Cross Pendant Brooch
A Victorian ruby and diamond cross pendant brooch, the central cushion-cut ruby weighing 1.02 carats, surrounded by a cluster of old-cut diamonds, the arms set with four oval faceted rubies with total weight of 3.11 carats, all surrounded by old-cut diamonds, all rubies have been tested and found to be natural with no indication of heat-treatment, four of them of Burmese origin, accompanied by GCS Report, flanked with fleur-de-lis old-cut diamond-set decorations in-between, total diamond weight approximately 5.5 carats, suspended by a detachable fleur-de-lis diamond-set pendant loop, all set in silver and yellow gold, with detachable gold brooch fitting, circa 1880, measuring approximately 4.7 x 3.4cm, gross weight 11.7 grams, in original fitted case by Frazer & Haws.
This is a magnificent Victorian pendant brooch. The central vividly coloured “pigeon’s blood red” Burmese ruby is surrounded by further rubies and 5.5 carats combined weight of diamonds. This wonderful piece reflects the glamour and sparkle of the late nineteenth century. With both a pendant fitting and a brooch back, this piece is versatile and can be shown off in many ways. Glittering and lively, this fabulous pendant brooch is a unique and eye-catching work of Victorian craftsmanship.
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.