Retro Huge 18kt Ruby & Diamond Flower Pin/Pendant
A magnificent flower pin/pendant from the Retro (ca1940) era! This outstanding piece is made of 18kt gold and is very substantial in size. Five smooth gold petals emerge from a dazzling center bursting with diamonds and rubies. A sparkling stem curves out from below, and swirls of gold ribbon fan out from the side of the piece. At the very center of the flower is a 1.78ct pear diamond, which rests prominently in a raised prong setting. Surrounding the pear diamond is a border of luscious rubies, forming a gorgeous halo in a scalloped setting. Accent diamonds are individually box set at the base of each flower petal, and the entire surface of the stem is encrusted with 2.50ctw. of sparkling old European cut diamonds. There are two vivid rubies at the tips of the step and ribbon, the largest weighing approximately 2.00ctw. In total, all of the rubies have a collective carat weight of approximately 4.00ctw. Completing the design are three bezel set diamonds that rest within the swirls of gold ribbon. All of the smaller rubies are set in gold, while the diamonds and larger ruby stones are all set in platinum. The back of the piece reveals a pin clasp to fasten it securely to a favorite garment. There are also two gold loops through which a chain can be strung, allowing the piece to be worn as a pendant. An impressive statement piece, this spectacular piece has a strong Retro look and would make quite an addition to any collection!
Measurements: The piece measures approximately 2 5/8" tall, 2" wide, and 1/2" at the thickest point. The overall pennyweight of the piece is 23.6 dwt.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold and platinum setting, and all of the ruby and diamond stones are intact. The pin clasp is secure and in good working condition.