Here is a wonderful antique brooch that is typical of the work of early Australian jewellers of the 1870's when this brooch was made.
Made in 15 carat yellow gold, the colour of the gold is so rich and highlights the incredible design of the brooch that has such a sculptured look along with being so tactile.
Measuring 41.5mm by 36mm, it is set with six Rhodolite garnets that have such an amazing purple hue to them that makes them stand out so beautifully set against the gold.
This is such a fabulous brooch that is in wonderful condition even after 150 years have passed, and along with the design of the brooch there is a very small makers mark typical of early Australian jewellery that although difficult to read, adds to the charm of this being a wonderful early piece of Australian jewellery.
Antique garnet brooch. Antique early Australian garnet brooch made in the 1870's. This antique brooch was made in 15 carat gold and is typical of the work of the early jewellers of this time.
Where to buy antique Australian jewellery?
At Kalmar Antiques we are proud to have some fine quality early Australian jewellery for sale. We also have our "Vault Collection" which is a showcase that is designated to showcasing some fine antique pieces, that although not for sale, display some wonderful antique pieces.
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