This is a very rare brooch, dating around the late Georgian early Victorian and of French origin. º SIZE 60 mm by 20 mm It is known as an en Tremblant , the term refers to the trembling feature of a piece of jewel, as in this instance, the Flower head, this is 19mm diameter. º WEIGHT 8 grams The entire brooch is encrusted in Diamonds, each one natural, and all rose cuts, The Diamonds are set into the flower head and the foliates, over 50 diamonds in all, they range from 2 to 5 pointers this is measured by the spread since rose cuts are flatter than a modern round cut. Providing apx total diamond spread of. You cannot beat the charm of an older cut diamond, they are all so unique.
º GEMSTONES Diamonds The 18ct gold has that beautiful antique rich yellow bloom, that compliments the diamonds , º METAL 18ct Yellow gold On the back of the brooch you can see the Pin and C clasp these are in working order it appears the pin has been been re fitted with a strengthen plate, this was most probably done many many years ago this is also made in 18ct yellow gold, It is unmarked tested and guaranteed, it is not uncommon on a piece of this age to be unmarked. º HALLMARKS see above A very rare unique antique French Diamond encrusted en tremblant brooch one that is steeped in history of a long gone but will never be forgotten A little information I found on the internet, It was invented in the 18th century in the ateliers of Paris, the craft involves mounting parts of a diamond jewellery creation on wire-coiled springs to create realistic movement , sparkle and liveliness. The en tremblant technique was especially popular for floral-motifs quivering flowerheads, as well as bejewelled butterfly or dragonfly wings.
My little Delilah wanted to get in on the photos so obviously I had to oblige : º CONDITION good for age. The item "Victorian 18ct Gold Diamond En Tremblant Brooch French Antique" is in sale since Saturday, November 4, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "captain6-antiquediamonds" and is located in Morecambe.
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