Victorian Diamond Star Pendant Brooch
Whether used as the solo element in a composition or set in conjunction with other iconic designs, the star has stood the test of time. As an ideogram symbolic of knighthood or a representation of guidance and hope, it was used throughout the entire period we know as Victorian.
Set in silver, thirty-one (31) old mine cut diamonds amplify the radiance of this star-shaped pendant. Centered and rising above the six diamond encrusted points floats a diamond-studded floral cluster. Between each of the points, flower “buds” with diamonds in silver pinched collet mounts emerge. In all, the diamonds range in size from .02 points to .12 points, with G-I colors and have a total estimated diamond weight of more than 1.5 carats.
An example of that much sought-after double-duty jewelry, the pendant has been cleverly designed to be worn as either a pendant or brooch. The underside reveals a removable 18k rose gold brooch mount fitting with a small screw and attached tiny handle and little chain.
Measurements: 1-1/4 inches (3.2 cm) from tip to tip by approximately 7/8 of an inch (1.2 cm) in depth. This antique pendant has a weight of 7.4 grams.
Date: Circa 1880
Note: All diamond weights and color grades are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.