Reversible Sapphire Ruby Diamond Pendant
The circular brooch made its re-appearance in the earliest part of the 20th century and lasted well through the Art Deco period. Originally designed with lacy platinum set in all diamonds or with hints of pearls, the later form added color and geometry and is still used today in its classic, elegant arrangement.
An artfully orchestrated reversible (swivel) center with the initials "B C" is surrounded by an arc of old mine cut diamonds. One way to wear it reveals the initials in natural sapphires and rubies. Pivot and the same letters are studded with pure white diamonds.
The outer rim holds thirty-one (31) diamonds and the initials are studded with forty-two (42) of the gorgeous gems - mostly old mine cuts with a few modified single cuts. Colors range from H-I-J and have a clarity VS2-SI and have an estimated diamond weight of .78 for the outer rim, 1.08 carats for the initials for a total estimated diamond weight of 1.86 carats. For the reverse, twenty-three (23) natural deep blue sapphires and eighteen (18) natural pink red rubies, all rectangular cut, are set and mounted in a platinum brooch pendant with safety clasp.
Measurements: 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter and has a weight of 9.1 grams (5.8 dwt).
Condition: Very good; light wear to the sapphires and rubies, two diamond chipped visible upon magnification. The piece is all original and fine overall.
Date: Circa 1930.
Overall Scale: Small
Note: All diamond weights are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.