Proud to present - a magnificent antique 14K gold brooch!
This is a unique, custom made pin - a re-purposed antique 14K Bible clasp, which was turned into a brooch in early-20th century.
The clasp has a glossy finish and a delicate bow tie shape. You can still see a screw holding two parts together if you look a bit closer.
The clasp has a very fine fleur-de-lis motive in a precise goldsmith engraving - truly an outstanding piece, highly collectible by enthusiasts!
Hallmarks: Oak Leaf for old Dutch 14K Gold;
Weight: 4.3 g.;
Dimensions: 40 x 22 mm (widest parts);
Origin: Bible clasp late 18 - early 19 century, Holland; was converted in a pin in early 1900s;
Very minor signs wear, two very thin scratch marks, tube clasp works perfectly.
Thank you for visiting my shop and I hope you`ll find your special gem today. This decorative and extremely well-preserved brooch dates from the mid/late-Victorian era and is made of hallmarked 9ct yellow gold. The brooch comes from Britain and is decorated with an alternating row of genuine turquoise orbs and seed pearls.
2.5 x 2.3 cm
The reverse of the brooch is stamped '9' and '375' for 9ct gold. There are also hallmarks showing that the brooch was made in London, together with a date mark (which I can't quite make out). The pin itself is also gold.
Natural seed pearls and turquoise
This brooch is well over 100 years old and is in very good condition for its age, with no dents or missing stones. There is a trace of old hook repair which doesn't affect the looks or functionality of the lock. The lock holds very well.