Antique 18k Gold Rose Cut Diamond Griffin Brooch Pin

In truth, while I sometimes do a bit of shopping in Paris, I don’t usually stay for very long. Instead, I head out to the beautiful little city of Versailles. Known for it’s fabulous palace with it’s wonderful gardens and fountains, I usually avoid that area and the tourists who visit by the busload and instead confine myself to wondering the twisted lanes of the Passage de la Geôle. Like most antiques markets in Europe, it’s best to go on a Saturday, early in the morning, grab a cafe au lait and pretty much any pastry from Antoinette’s nearby and you’ll be a happy shopper as you wander from little shop to little shop. I found this Griffin one chilly Saturday morning as I munched on a Pain au Chocolat and sipped my hot drink, stopping into as many shops as I could to avoid being out in the cold. The shop owner gave me a little side eye for getting crumbs on his counter, but all was forgiven when I left with this guy and a pocket full of other goodies to boot!

This wonderfully hand crafted Griffin brooch was hand crafted in about 1880 with exquisite detail. It is done in 18 karat gold which has been repoussed, or worked out from behind and is set with a wonderful bright rose cut diamond of 4.6 mm across. I’m almost certain that this brooch was made in France, but as it has no hallmarks I can be one hundred percent sure, it is fully unmarked but we’ve acid tested it to verify the 18 karat gold content. It’s a medium-sized brooch, measuring 30.4 mm top to bottom and 34.9 mm across, and it weighs 4.3 grams. It would be stunning on a man or a woman!

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ITEM ID: BHA16173VA



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