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Suffused with delicacy in its creation and a sheen that only natural pearls possess, this brooch takes geometry and adds feminine appeal. Edwardian in date circa 1900, a diamond shape within another frames a checkerboard dotted with natural saltwater seed pearls.
Dynamism in subtle form is achieved through the interior elements paired with the double diamond shapes. In 14k gold, barely noticeable from the front, the frame is a silent partner to the ribbed effect of the pearls.
Historical Notes: In 1891 the company became known as John A. Riley & Sloan & Company; in 1895 it became Sloan & Co and in 1896 an office was opened at 21 Maiden Lane in New York City.
The company produced elegant jewelry for high-end retailers all across the nation, including Cartier and Tiffany. Sloan & Co. was one of the major players of their day and highly coveted still.