Antique French Wings Mother of Pearl Brooch

$ 3,950.00

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Some things I buy with great consideration, I measure the stones, look at them with a jewelers loupe to judge the color and clarity, think about the price, consider my mark up carefully. Other times I buy with sheer passion; I know immediately that I just have to have it, that I’ll never get tired of looking at it, holding it, wearing it, so if I own it for years, I’m okay with that (the thing is, with these pieces that I buy with my soul, I never do have them very long!).

This beautiful brooch falls into the later category, there was no way that I was walking away without this beauty. This absolutely fantastic French wing brooch dates firmly to the Belle Epoque years of Art Nouveau design, circa 1890. The brooch is as beautiful on the back as the front, the wings are fully formed on both sides. Even the back of the setting that holds the creamy mother of pearl on the front is engraved with lovely details. The mother of pearl center is 8 mm across and 9.2 mm high, the total width of the wings is 72.4 mm from tip to tip, the brooch is 11.4 mm high overall. This stunning piece is hallmarked with the French eagles head mark and also has a number ’4985’ (not sure why). This weighty brooch comes in at 6.6 grams and is fully and solidly crafted in 18 karat gold.

When I bought this stunning piece I dreamed of making it a pendant, but I didn’t have it in me. What can I say? I’m a purist. That being said, if you want it converted, let me know and I’ll be happy to discuss.

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. Items 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: BH1020051VS


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