Antique Demantoid Diamond Brooch Pendant
Mined in the Ural Mountains of Russia only from 1850 to World War I, demantoid garnets are quite rare. They were considered to be an imperial stone of the Czar Nicholas II and a favorite of Peter Carl Fabergé.
The most desirable of these gems is coveted for a “horsetail feather inclusion”. The core demantoid of an estimated .37 carats of this 14k yellow gold pendant features that perfect horsetail feather which sweeps through the centered demantoid. This classic inclusion (natural internal variations) of a natural demantoid garnet appears as an almost clear wispy spray of fine lines and is only visible with a jeweler's loupe.
In foliate form open work design of 14k yellow gold radiates out with five (5) additional bright vivid green grass demantoid garnets of an estimated .33 carats total and five (5) old mine cut diamonds with a total estimated diamond weight of .35 carats. Flower stamens of 14k yellow gold are perfectly displayed within the open space of the petals. The reverse reveals a brooch fitting, a fold-down pendant fitting and an additional fitting from which to suspend a dangle or watch.
Date: Circa 1890.
Measurements: 1-3/8 inches (3.5 cm) in length including bale by 1-1/4 inch (3.2 cm) in width. Weight of 10.5 grams (6.7 dwt).
Condition: Excellent; light wear to the center demantoid only visible with magnification.
Origin: Demantoids are Russian.
Note: Stones were not removed to preserve the integrity of the setting. All weights are approximated by measurement and formula and may vary from actual weights. All metals are acid tested.
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