All Original Mine Cut Diamond and Ruby Pin c1860

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This tiny but Gorgeous bar pin is set with eight old mine cut diamonds and a luminous red cushion cut ruby. The diamonds are set in silver with 14k gold backs and the Ruby is set entirely in yellow gold. This was a common practice in the 1800's when silver was the only viable precious white metal, and white gems were preferred in white metal but the tarnish of the silver would get on clothes so they backed the silver with gold. This little beauty is all original down to the extra long pin and C clasp which has Austro-Hungarian hallmarks. Circa 1860. This would be very pretty pinning a strand of pearls between knots, come in and we'll demonstrate.

Details.....The brooch measures 1.10" by .18". In Excellent Antique Condition. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique jewels; we consider it a part of their charm.

Item #PG619