A lot of the time I feel like I need to have several brooches in the same post in order to make them interesting enough to put on the blog. That’s not the case with this one.
This brooch, made of silver-topped gold, is designed with a folate motif of leaves and acorns. Each acorn is set with a pearl: one conch pearl (approximately 12.7 by 13.5 by 11.2 mm), one baroque cultured pearl of silver hue (approximately 26.6 by 17.7 by 14.7 mm), and one baroque cultured pearl of dark gray hue (approximately 23.3 by 15.6 by 10.0 mm).
The leaves – which I can’t stop looking at – are silver-topped gold of openwork design,and are set throughout with old mine and rose-cut diamonds totaling approximately 8.00 carats.
This beauty was listed in Sotheby’s December 2012 Magnificent Jewels from the Collection of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman auction. All images and info are thanks to Sotheby’s.