Edwardian Diamond and Platinum Brooch
c. early 1900s
It’s not often that I get a “once in a lifetime” piece to hold in my hands. I’ve had a few variations – an opal ring that was otherworldly. An opal brooch that was outstandingly made. And this Edwardian and Diamond Platinum Brooch, whose craftsmanship is some of the best I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing.
What We Love About It:
The workmanship on this brooch is superior. It’s sad that there’s no makers mark on it because I’d like to find the jeweler’s descendants and say thank you for a job well done.
The brooch, hand-crafted out of platinum, features a bezel set Old European cut diamond measuring 5.00 x 4.90 x 3.44 mm with an approximate weight of .51ct and a grade of H/VS2. It’s also set with 16 bead-set Old European cut diamonds, with an approximate total weight of .74cts and grading of G-H/VS2 – SI1. There are another eight bead-set single cut diamonds, with an approximate total weight of .12cts. The pin stem and catch are likely not original to the pin and may be replacements, as they are 14kt yellow gold. The brooch measures 38mm long and 16mm wide and weighs 6.10g.
While it would be absolutely lovely worn in standard brooch ways (at the neck on a scarf or on a lapel), but I think it would be insanely gorgeous to have this as part of a wedding bouquet or in a bride’s up do, maybe given to her by her new future in-laws, her parents or her groom. Swoon!