Pieces like this make it easy to understand how Tiffany and Co became such a big deal.
So simple and lovely.
Made by Tiffany and Co in 1895, this brooch is designed as an openwork old European-cut diamond scrolled plaque, interspersed with collet-set diamonds. The diamond plaque suspends a drop-shaped pinkish brown pearl, measuring approximately 9.92 x 9.85 mm, with an old Euorpean-cut diamond cap, mounted in platinum-topped gold.
I wonder how it attaches as a pendant – if it has one loop at the top, or one on each side? If it attaches at the top, I think it would be beautiful on a long chain.
This brooch was listed in Christie’s 22 April 2010 Jewels auction. All images and info are thanks to Christie’s.