Victorian Sterling/10kt Rose Cut Diamond Riding Crop Pin
A fantastic equestrian-inspired pin from the Victorian (ca1880s) era! This beautiful bar pin is crafted in sterling silver and 10kt gold and forms the shape of a 3-dimensional riding crop. Seven old Rose Cut diamonds grace the sterling handle of the crop, adding a subtle but lovely sparkle. The cane of the pin is yellow gold, while the handle and looped keeper are both crafted in sterling, creating a wonderful two-tone aesthetic. The c-catch is stamped with the French import warning mark "ET" which represented imported items of any fineness standards. On the back of the piece is a secure pin clasp for fastening the brooch to a favorite garment. Perfect for the equestrian enthusiast, it would make a wonderful addition to any collection.
Measurements: The pin measures approximately 1 3/4" long and is a little more than 3/8" at the widest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the pin is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold and silver setting. The diamonds are intact, and the pin clasp is secure and in good working condition.