Measures approx' 25.0mm long (from beak to tail) with a wingspan of approx' 34.0mm. Has been beautifully modelled really capturing the. Of beauty & movement of a Swallow in flight. The Brooch has been fashioned in 9ct Gold faced with Silver and set with eight Old-cut Diamonds (Total Diamond Weight 0.45ct) & two Rubies for the Swallow's Eyes (Silver was the precious metal of choice for Goldsmiths to set Diamonds before Platinum was available). Typical of the Period this fine quality Victorian Brooch is unmarked, but it has been tested and is guaranteed to be made from solid Gold & Silver, as described.
Overall it is in great condition with only age appropriate wear - commensurate with age when viewed through a x10 loupe one of the Rubies is chipped but this isn't noticeable to the naked eye and only mentioning for descriptive completeness. As shown, the Brooch is ready to wear and is complete with a'C' clasp, a strong pin and good hinge, which work perfectly. In summary, this is a stunning Victorian Diamond & Ruby set Swallow Brooch dating to c1885 - it is quite simply sublime. Any Questions Please Dont Hesitate to Ask.
Please take a moment to look at my other listings for. More examples of the finest quality Victorian & Edwardian Antique Jewellery. The item "Stunning Antique Victorian Diamond (0.45ct) & Ruby set Swallow Bird Brooch c1885" is in sale since Saturday, September 21, 2019.This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "lillybumblebeevictorianjewels" and is located in Hamilton. This item can be shipped worldwide.