The precious metal platinum is not only beautiful but possesses exceptional strength allowing extremely narrow and fine detailing. Here we see that characteristic at work in a fine example of an Edwardian era brooch. A delicate lace-like structure has the ability to support a grand and glorious emerald cut natural peridot of an estimated 12 carats. The large gem is centered within a labyrinth of sensuous scrolls, curlicues and curves accented with mille graining.
Drilled and wired around the perimeter are forty-two (42) natural saltwater pearls (untested but guaranteed to be natural) creating a frame for a spider web of platinum interspersed with seventy-two (72) rose cut diamonds of a total estimated weight of .30 carats. The brooch is accompanied by its (original) grey and gold tooled leather box with fitted cream interior which reads “London & Ryder, 17 New Bond Street, London W.” in gold script.
Date: Circa 1910.