Antique Art Deco Diamond Crescent Brooch, Platinum and 14k Gold
Antique brooch in the shape of a captivating crescent moon. The sky has long been a source of fascination and inspiration for humans, and the popularity of celestial-themed pieces has not waned over the years. Twenty-one carefully-chosen diamonds of graduating size, totaling 1.10 cts in weight, are set in platinum in characteristic early 20th century style, with a 14k rose gold backing.
This brooch is a stunning example of the sort of craftsmanship that is rare today. These diamonds are old European cut: the successor to old mine cuts, with more refined technique and rounder, more symmetric shape, meticulously hand-cut as machines for stone cutting was not yet available. Eventually, the old European cut would evolve into the modern brilliant cut; however, there's a special charm in these slightly imperfect old diamonds, and the uniquely beautiful fire they display. The side of the brooch features a decorative openwork pattern, a detail so subtle it may not be noticed by others, but shows the masterful skill and meticulous work of the jeweler.
Diamonds est. 1.10 cts, G-H color, VS-SI clarity.
Estimated from 1910-20s.
Size: 2 1/4" long (from tip to tip) x approx. 1/4" width.
Marked (faintly), tested 14k. In very good antique condition. The smallest diamond on one end has been replaced.
All jewelry is cleaned before being sent to customers.
Packages generally ship out within 1-3 days within your order. Delivery times depend on your selected shipping method (for free shipping within the U.S. we use USPS).