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This is a wonderful example of making your jewellery work for you in so many ways. Made by the early Australian jewellery company Duggin, Shappere & Co at the start of the 20th century, this pendant was made in 9 carat gold and set with two lovely vibrant garnets and to highlight the design, twenty natural seed pearls in the man section, with another set into the detachable bail. Measuring 32.9mm across, when worn as a pendant it measures 53.8mm or when the detachable bail at the top is removed, 43.3mm. And removing the bail is simply a matter of sliding the piece out of the hole on the main section so when it is worn as a brooch, this does not hinder the look or the way it sits on the outfit. This is such a simple yet ingenuous system that it often seen on antique brooch/pendants and one that is so logical to allow it become two separate pieces of jewellery. So easily able to be dressed up or down, this will be the perfect piece for any occasion no matter how you choose to wear it. Stock# ES9322 Maker: Duggin, Shappere & Co Circa: 1900 $Sold
The turquoise and pearls set into this brooch work so perfectly as a colour combination that is highlighted further by the warm tone from the 9 carat rose gold as well as the design of the brooch itself. Made by the early Australian jewellery firm Duggin, Shappere & Co in the early 1900's, the brooch measures 28.5mm in diameter and is set with three pieces of natural turquoise as well as six seed pearls, three of which are set into a gorgeous star shaped setting. The beautiful flowing design of the brooch as well as its size will so easily allow this brooch to be worn on any outfit day or night and always look perfect. As charming today as when it was made over a century ago, this antique brooch is just perfect. Stock# T518 Maker: Duggin Shappere and Co Circa: 1900 $Sold
Duggin Shappere and Co were one of Australiaâ€™s most famous jewellers starting in Melbourne in 1896 and became well known for Australian themed jewellery which has become highly collectable jewellery that is so sought after today, and here is an amazing antique brolga gem set brooch. Made in 15 carat gold in the form of a brolga, which is from the crane family and found in Australian wetlands, the brooch measures 40mm by 55.5mm across and will look incredible on any outfit that it is worn on. Set with a total of seventy nine seed pearls, five rubies, ten green demantoid garnets and a rose cut diamond held in its beak. Garnets are commonly known found in a beautiful rich burgundy-red colour, however they come in a range of other colours such as orange, pink and of course as can be seen here green. The green demantoid garnets are one of the rarest gemstones in the world, and set amongst the pearls and rubies really stands out so well. With so much detail that seems to give this bird the appearance of flight, this is a very beautiful and rare brooch by one of Australia's most famous jewellers. Stock# ES8395 Maker: Duggin Shappere & Co Circa: 1900 $Sold.