Victorian 14kt Demantoid Garnet Nautical Anchor Bar Pin
An incredible diamond anchor bar pin from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This beautiful brooch is crafted in 14kt gold, and has a stylish nautical design. Decorating the center of the gold bar is a stunning gemstone anchor, which is riveted into the surface and rests at an angle. The surface of the anchor is encrusted with vibrant demantoid garnets, which line the surface in a pavé setting. The demantoid garnets are naturally green, displaying a wonderful and lively hue that provides the perfect pop of color! Wrapped around the top of the anchor is a strand of textured gold "rope," adding to the 3-dimensional quality of the piece. A pin clasp rests on the back of the brooch, allowing it to fasten securely to a favorite garment. This charming and unusual accessory is sure to delight any nautical enthusiast or antique jewelry collector!
Measurements: The bar pin measures 2 7/8" long from end to end, and the surface measures about 1/16" wide and thick. The anchor is 3/4" tall, 5/8" wide, and rests about 1/4" above the surface of the bar pin. The overall pennyweight of the piece is 4.4 dwt (6.7 grams).
Condition: The overall condition of the pin is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting. All of the demantoid garnets are intact and securely set. The pin clasp fastens securely and is in good working condition.