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Here is such a beautiful brooch that highlights Australia so well with a map of Australia as well as a wonderful kookaburra both set inside a wishbone. Made in 9 carat yellow gold by one of Australiaâ€™s most famous early jewellers, Willis and Sons in the early 1900â€™s, the brooch measures 31.5mm across by 19.3mm and will look wonderful on any outfit where it will no doubt always be admired and smiled upon. So charming and full of character, this is a wonderful piece of early Australian jewellery that depicts Australia so beautifully. Stock# ES9328 Maker: Willis and Sons Circa: 1910 $850
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Willis and Sons became one of Australia's most prolific and well know and respected jewellers of 19th and 20th Centuries, and here is a very elegant antique brooch that was hand made in 15 carat gold and set with a pink sapphire and European cut diamonds in the most beautiful design that is destined to always be admired. Both ruby and sapphire come from the same gem family, corundum, and the only difference between the two is colour. When corundum is any colour other than red, it is termed sapphire and when corundum has more chromium as a trace element, this will cause the stone to be more red, and then named ruby. When it is pink, it is hard to differentiate the difference between a ruby and pink sapphire, however most gemmological labs around the world agree that it comes down to the eye and how we see pink compared to red, and in this stone, it has such a delightful shade of pink that makes it so special and exciting. Measuring 0.75 carats, it is set surrounded by twelve European cut diamonds in a lovely cluster design. With a further thirty seven more diamonds set into the brooch, the diamonds come together to total an impressive 1.71 carats in the most beautiful and stylish design. There is no doubt that not only will the diamonds capture the eye, but so will the design of the brooch itself. Measuring 49.6mm across by 16.6mm, this is not only such an attractive brooch, but one that was made by one of Australia's most well know jewellers. Stock# ES9722 Maker: Willis and Sons Circa: 1910 $Sold.
This delightful antique brooch was made by one of Australia's most prolific and well known jewellers, Willis and Sons in the early 1900's and will look so beautiful pinned to any outfit. Made in 15 carat gold in the early 1900's, the brooch was designed with a flower motif with two vibrant rubies highlighted with seed pearls in the most charming design. Measuring 44.1mm across by 20.5mm, and with an elegant upswept curve to the design, this brooch really looks so charming set against a darker toned outfit and will no doubt always be admired and appreciated for its elegant style. Stock# ES9627 Maker: Willis Circa: 1910 $Sold
Most people are aware that garnets come in a lovely deep rich burgundy-red colour, however many are surprised to learn that garnets come in a range of colours from purple, orange to the rarest of them all, the green demantoid garnet as can be seen here in this gorgeous lily brooch. Made by the early Australian company Willis & Sons around 1900, the brooch was made in 15 carat gold and measures 45.4mm across by 13mm. The history of the Lily Of The Valley brooch goes as far back as the 16th Century when King Charles IX of France gave the actual flower as a good luck charm and has remained a popular design of jewellery ever since. Set with four demantoid garnets in each "flower", the brooch is also highlighted by seed pearls that adds even more charm and character to an already very sweet and charming brooch. So elegant and refined, this brooch is the perfect accessory to sit so gracefully on any outfit where it will always be admired for its simplicity and elegance. Stock# ES9624 Maker: Willis & Sons Circa: 1900 $Sold.