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Late Deco Diamond, Emerald and Ruby Lily Brooch, c.1940s

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This wonderful brooch dates to the 1940s and has been crafted mostly in 18 carat yellow gold. The diamonds, which are 8-cut diamonds, have a combined weight of 0.22 carat and have been set within platinum collets. The green emeralds have a combined weight of 0.06 carat, as do the red rubies. The brooch has been expertly crafted into a lily shape and comes within a fitted box. PlatinumA metal prized for its rarity, whiteness, high tensile strength and insusceptibility to corrosion. It first became widely used in jewellery in the late nineteenth century, when methods were found to make it more easily workable. It features heavily in the delicate Edwardian jewellery of the first decades of the twentieth century. Find out more DiamondDerived from the Greek meaning ‘unbreakable’, diamond is a mineral, considered to be the most beautiful and rare of all gemstones. Diamond has been associated with love for centuries. Find out more EmeraldNamed so from the Greek ‘green stone’, emerald is coloured by the trace elements chromium or, less often, vanadium. Emeralds have been mined in Egypt since the 4th century BC. Emerald is a stone that is said to open the heart chakra and symbolize ‘successful love’. It is green variety of the Beryl family, a species that also includes aquamarine, morganite and red beryl. The most desirable emeralds are mined in Muzo, Colombia, though emeralds are also being mined in other areas of South America, Central and Eastern Africa, Madagascar, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia. Read more Find out more CaratA weight measurement of a gemstone or gold. The term is derived from the ancient used of carob seeds to balance scales when selling amounts of gold or gemstones. The term is often shortened to ‘ct’. Find out more GoldA chemical element with the symbol Au. Gold is a yellow, malleable metal which makes it perfect for use in jewellery making. Find out more CutOne of the most defining characteristics of a diamond is its cut. While high grades of color, clarity, and carat weight affect a diamond, it's the cut that determines the symmetry of the stone's facets, its overall proportions, and its ability to reflect light. An expertly cut diamond will achieve high levels of brilliance, sparkle, and durability. For more information and cut types, see The Four C's. Find out more Gemstone: Diamond Stone Shape: Eight Cut Carat Weight: 0.22 Total Colour: F Clarity: VS Metal: 18ct Yellow Gold, Platinum Age: 1940s
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