Estate Frog Brooch

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Estate Frog Brooch

This estate frog brooch with diamonds is crafted in 14k white gold, weighs exactly 8.0g and measures 39mm long, 13mm wide and 5mm deep. Inspired by late Victorian 'novelty jewelry', this alluring brooch depicts the temptingly sweet sculptures of a frog 'trio' exquisitely rendered in matted 14k white gold to represent the accurate and natural anatomy of these amphibian species. The enchanting frog placed in the center exposes a diamond-encrusted thorax, complemented by frog-eyes, all of which are cumulatively adorned with 0.17cts of full-cut diamonds graded I color and SI clarity range. This estate 'novelty' frog brooch secures with a hinged pin and a retractable clasp. Referred to as 'craze of Fin de Siècle', novelty brooches designed as insects, birds and animals enjoyed great popularity in the 1890's and were worn by Victorian women not as single ornamental pieces, but in a row, irrespective of the attire worn. Novelty brooches were adorned with rabbits biting a carrot, ..More

This estate frog brooch with diamonds is crafted in 14k white gold, weighs exactly 8.0g and measures 39mm long, 13mm wide and 5mm deep. Inspired by late Victorian 'novelty jewelry', this alluring brooch depicts the temptingly sweet sculptures of a frog 'trio' exquisitely rendered in matted 14k white gold to represent the accurate and natural anatomy of these amphibian species. The enchanting frog placed in the center exposes a diamond-encrusted thorax, complemented by frog-eyes, all of which are cumulatively adorned with 0.17cts of full-cut diamonds graded I color and SI clarity range. This estate 'novelty' frog brooch secures with a hinged pin and a retractable clasp.

Referred to as 'craze of Fin de Siècle', novelty brooches designed as insects, birds and animals enjoyed great popularity in the 1890's and were worn by Victorian women not as single ornamental pieces, but in a row, irrespective of the attire worn. Novelty brooches were adorned with rabbits biting a carrot, chickens just emerging from enamel egg-shells, the latter referred to as 'just-out' brooches, frogs, dogs, kittens playing with a ball and numerous other motifs. Initially rendered in gold with diamonds and colored gemstones, motifs of novelty jewelry gained increasing popularity amongst Art Nouveau designers who produced delicate birds and insects applying their refined plique-à-jour enamel techniques.

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Center Stone Details
Stone:Diamonds
Cut:Full
Carat Weight: 0.17cts
Color: I
Clarity: SI Range
Other Stones
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Item Details
Measurements: 39mm(L) x 13mm(W) x 5mm(D)
Weight:8g
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