Pique jewellery is a style of jewellery that is simply like no other. Pique (pronounced pee-kay) is a technique where tortoiseshell was inlayed with gold or silver or sometimes both in a wonderful ingratiate style that combines so well in colour when set into the chocolate brown of the tortoiseshell.
Click here to read a brief article on pique jewellery: https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/history-of-pique-jewellery/
And here is a gorgeous Pique brooch dating from the Victorian era of the 1870's and still in superb condition even well after 140 years.
The intricate design both in the centre and as a border is a real testament to the quality of craftsmanship that went into creating this.
Measuring 3.6mm across by 2.8cm, it is also the perfect size to wear all the time day or night.
Pique jewellery truly is unlike anything else and this antique pique brooch from the Victorian era is certainly no exception.
Antique oval pique brooch from the 1800's.
Where is the best antique jewellery store in Sydney?
Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building have been dealing in antique jewellery and watches for over thirty five years. With a large range of jewellery from the Georgian, Victorian and Art Deco eras, right up to today, there will always be something for you.
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