Victorian Etruscan Revival Brooch

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Victorian Etruscan Revival Locket Brooch

This rare Antique Jewelry item is an original coveted Victorian Etruscan Revival locket brooch crafted in 15ct yellow gold, weighing 11.1g and measuring 41mm wide and 13mm deep. Most probably of English provenance, this authentic 19th century Etruscan Revival Victorian Antique Pin incorporates an exquisite, highly decorative orbicular plaque embellished with a dual-tiered central decor. The latter is composed of two chisel-edged round discs, centered with a lustrous natural half-pearl measuring 4.5mm in diameter and graded an enchanting 'antique-cream' color. The temptingly alluring organic gem is mounted within an eight-point intaglio-engraved star setting within quintessentially Etruscan style granulation surround. Dual-tiered rectangular profiles flank the central decor, each adorned with a duo of matching color natural half pearls, measuring 2.5mm in diameter. The ..More

This rare Antique Jewelry item is an original coveted Victorian Etruscan Revival locket brooch crafted in 15ct yellow gold, weighing 11.1g and measuring 41mm wide and 13mm deep. Most probably of English provenance, this authentic 19th century Etruscan Revival Victorian Antique Pin incorporates an exquisite, highly decorative orbicular plaque embellished with a dual-tiered central decor. The latter is composed of two chisel-edged round discs, centered with a lustrous natural half-pearl measuring 4.5mm in diameter and graded an enchanting 'antique-cream' color. The temptingly alluring organic gem is mounted within an eight-point intaglio-engraved star setting within quintessentially Etruscan style granulation surround. Dual-tiered rectangular profiles flank the central decor, each adorned with a duo of matching color natural half pearls, measuring 2.5mm in diameter. The orbicular plaque is enriched with florally themed engravings rendered in artistic repoussť technique, and exposes an ornate perimeter with Etruscan style gold beads and sensual scrolls. This authentic Victorian Jewelry item is a brooch featuring a locket compartment to conceal a lock of hair, a photograph, or any other memento of sentimental significance. An original hinged pin and a C-hook clasp closure complement this fascinating Victorian Etruscan Revival locket brooch of unique aesthetic beauty and artisanship.

Long before the rise of the Roman Empire, the ancient Etruscans had been known and celebrated for their artistry and elaborate working techniques with precious and semi-precious metals. Lost in the folds of centuries, it was not until the discoveries at Herculaneum and Pompeii in the early 1800's that designers and jewelers of the 'modern civilization' became aware of the ways in which this 'early culture' called Etruscan had created some of the most magnificent pieces of gold jewelry hitherto known. The Etruscan technique of assembling minute golden beads side by side without the use of solder in order to create beautiful textured designs we now refer to as 'granulation' fascinated Pio Castellani, an Italian jewelry designer of early 19th century who attempted to duplicate this fine art of ancient Etruscans. Whether or not achieving the Etruscan level of mastery, Castellani drew the attention of Victorians and created the 'Etruscan Revival Style'.

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Center Stone Details
Stone:Natural Pearl
Cut:Half-pearl
Carat Weight: --
Color: Antique-cream
Clarity: --
Other Stones
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Item Details
Measurements: 41mm wide x 13mm (D)
Weight:11.1g
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