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Antique Russian Brooch with Diamond Pansy Flower

£5,200

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  • This handsome Russian brooch features five crown cut rose diamonds in the centre depicting the petals of a pansy flower set on a background of fine blue enamel. Mounted in 14 karat gold and silver and finished with a border of rose cut diamonds. The back of the brooch is beautifully engraved with floral sprays and flourishes together with Russian hallmarks. This super brooch is typically Russian in design and dates from the early 20th century circa 1900.
  • Measures 29mm in width x 29mm in height.

The rose cut of diamond dates back to 1500 and is one of the oldest diamond shapes. The number of triangular shaped facets can vary between 3 and 24 and are said to resemble the petals unfolding on a rose bud, hence the name. They are characteristically flat backed and domed so that they look larger than diamonds with the same carat but of a different cut. Also the term crown cut refers to the larger size of rose diamonds used.

Stock no. 1482

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