Absolutely surprising in its aesthetics, this 18k gold brooch employs gemstones, 18k yellow gold and black enamel in a striking manner.
Enameled both front and back, inky coal black enamel adorns the eight-pointed tips next to the four pale lilac colored amethysts. It also enlivens the center around the tranquil and beautifully faceted aquamarine.
Utterly charming, the design with orbs of gold, tapered flares of gold, and intricate gold and enamel work, is far from the norm.
Its creation date spans the transition from the Georgian into the Victorian era. This small brooch packs a visual punch with its careful design. Weighty for its size, this was created in 18k yellow gold, the later brooch fittings in 14k.