Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau Garnet Pearl Gold Bar Brooch

$ 650.00

In England Boxing Day is the day after Christmas, the day that the staff of a manor would be given the day off after serving the family on Christmas Day. Often they would be given boxed lunches and dinners and boxes with gifts and the name Boxing Day emerged (I know, I always imagined people with puffy gloves having a bit of a post-Christmas row, myself!).

A brooch like this one could easily have been given as a Boxing Day gift from the lady of the house to her most trusted maid, and in fact there is a scene in Downton Abbey where Mary gives just such a brooch to Anna on the day after Christmas.

This sweet and beautifully crafted piece is set with bright and sparkly almandine garnets with a deep pink hue and creamy white seed pearls. The curvature and light airy feel give it a bit of an Art Nouveau aspect, the utility and workmanship put it squarely in the 1910s in origin. Hand crafted from 9 karat gold, this wonderful brooch is set with 6 round garnets and measures 21 mm north to south and 34.5 mm across, it weighs 2.4 grams and is marked with ‘9ct’ for 9 karat gold.

I offer a 3-5 payment layaway on most items purchased for full retail price, please inquire if you are interested in setting up a layaway. We ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.

I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!

ITEM ID: BH0211003VA

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