A magnificent and exceptional antique 3.48 carat diamond and 0.53 carat ruby, platinum and 18 karat yellow gold pendant / brooch; part of our diverse antique jewelry collections. This magnificent, fine and impressive ruby and diamond pendant/brooch has been crafted in platinum with an 18k yellow gold ruby setting. The simple yet effective square, pierced decorated frame displays a central feature 0.48 ct Old European round cut diamond, claw set within four fleur-de-lys shaped millegrain decorated settings. The central arrangement is surrounded by a rectangular 18k yellow gold setting ornamented with sixteen square stepped cut natural rubies. A millegrain decorated flower and pinnate leaf design embellished with forty-four pavé and bezel set Old European cut diamonds surrounds the rubies. Thirty-six channel set square mine cut diamonds are displayed in the exterior border, which completes the overall design. This versatile ruby pendant is suspended from a contemporary 18k white gold hallmarked trace chain via a detachable, flared suspension loop attachment accented with three pavé set Old European cut diamonds. This stunning antique pendant can also be worn as a brooch via a detachable screw fit, hinged pin and clasp fastening. This fine example of early 1900's craftsmanship is stamped to the reverse with the maker's mark 'BILLINGS'*. This fine pendant/brooch has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as platinum and 18k gold. The diamond and ruby brooch is supplied with an independent diamond grading certificate for the central diamond in addition to an independent diamond grading report card for the supporting stones. NOTE *BILLINGS - Chester Billings & Son (1897-1910) was the successor to Randel, Baremore & Billings (1880-1897). Based in New York, Billings was also a London diamond importer. Images do not always reflect the true color and brilliance of gemstones and diamonds. The video however provides a truer representation of the actual color and showcases each stone. Diamond Quality Feature Diamond Color G Clarity VVS2 Cut Old European round Content 0.48 carat Dimensions 4.79mm x 4.70mm x 2.83mm Supporting Diamonds Color (average grades) H Clarity (average grades) SI2 Cut Square mine/Old European Content (total) 3.00 carats Total Diamond Content 3.48 carats Ruby Quality Color Natural Cut Square step Content (total) 0.53 carat Dimensions Length of drop 4.4cm/1.73" Width of setting 3.5cm/1.37" Chain length 45.72cm/18" Maker: Chester Billings & Son Date: Circa 1900 Origin: NewYork/London Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of antique jewelry/estate jewelry. SKU: A4634
- Place of originUnited States
- Date of manufactureCirca 1900
- ConditionExcellent. This magnificent pendant/brooch is exceptional quality set with natural rubies and very high color graded, old cut diamonds. The brooch is a very good gauge of platinum and is in excellent condition, with a clear mark to the reverse of the setting..
W 1.37 in. x D 18 in.
W 34.8 mm x D 457.2 mm
- Length18 in. (457.2 mm)
- Weight4.01 ct
- Seller locationJesmond, GB
- Seller reference numberA4634
- Reference numberLU12821374743
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