1950s Emerald, Ruby, Garnet and Diamond, Yellow Gold 'Frog' Brooch

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A fine and impressive 0.22 carat diamond. 5.95 carat garnet, 0.10 carat ruby and emerald, and 14 karat yellow gold 'frog' brooch; part of our diverse vintage jewellery collections

This fine and impressive vintage frog brooch has been crafted in 14k yellow gold in the form of a frog.

The head of the frog is embellished with three pavé set eight-cut diamonds and a pavé set round cut emerald.

Two individually bezel
set round cut rubies represent the eyes.

The body of the frog is ornamented with two feature bezel set garnet cabochons, totalling 5.95 cts.

The hind legs of the frog are embellished with a total of seven transitional modern brilliant round cut pavé set diamonds.

The 14k gold frame is embellished with a subtle millegrain and engraved decoration.

The brooch secures to the reverse with a hinged pin and safety clasp.

The frog brooch is hallmarked to the reverse with the mark for 14k gold (14k) and the maker's mark 'W.F.S'.

This impressive vintage frog brooch is supplied with an independent diamond grading report card.

"Rather than regarding inclusions in coloured stones as harmful, in small sizes and numbers that do not in any way detract from their beauty, they should be regarded as adding to desirability, for they provide identifying characteristics."
Reference: The Connoisseur’s Guide to Precious Gemstones, R.Wise, Brunswick House Press.

Images do not always reflect the true colour and brilliance of gemstones and diamonds. The video however provides a truer representation of the actual colour and showcases each stone.

Diamond Quality

Colour (average grades) G
Clarity (average grades) VS2
Cut Transitional modern brilliant round / Eight-cut
Content (total) 0.22 carat

Gemstone Quality

Garnet Quality
Colour Red
Cut Cabochon
Content 5.95 carats

Ruby and Emerald Quality
Colour Red / Green
Cut Round
Content (combined) 0.10 carat

Dimensions

Length of setting 4cm/1.57"
Width of setting (across pin) 5cm/1.96"
Height of setting 3.95mm/0.15"

Weight

9.25 grams

Date: Circa 1950
Origin: Netherlands, Europe

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 vintage jewellery/estate jewelry.

SKU: A6486

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Of the Period
    Retro
  • Place of Origin
    Netherlands
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1950
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Metal
    Gold
    14k Gold
    Yellow Gold
  • Stone
    Diamond
    Emerald
    Garnet
    Ruby
  • Condition
    Excellent. This impressive 1950s brooch is fine quality set with garnets, rubies, an emerald and very well colour matched old cut diamonds. The brooch is a very good gauge of gold and is in excellent condition with clear hallmarks to the reverse of the setting..
    Dimensions
    1.96 in. W x 1.57 in. L
    5 cm W x 4 cm L
  • Length
    1.57 in. (4 cm)
  • Weight
    9.25g
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    LU12822187163
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2015

Typical response time: 10 hours

Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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