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Russian 2.7 Carat Diamond and Ruby Swallow Brooch, Moscow, circa 1890



Russian 2.7 carat diamond and ruby swallow Brooch Moscow circa 1890 A magnificent diamond and ruby swallow bird motif brooch. 297 diamonds are pavé set across the entire head, neck, wings and body. Two cabochon rubies dot its eyes. The total approximate diamond weight is 2.7 carats. Superbly handcrafted in silver over 14 carat rose gold. Fitted to reverse with a removable hinged pin, can also be worn as a pendant on a chain. In morally restrictive late 19th century, lovers preferred to use symbolic pieces of jewelry such as this lovely swallow brooch. A highly collectable item in immaculate condition. Literature: Rothmüller, Hans, Schmuck und Juwelen, Munich 1985, cat. No. 73.1fu color table 25.7 Möller, R., Schmuck, Munich Berlin 1998, cat. No. 112ff. 585/14 K yelow gold and silver 297 old European cut diamonds and rose-cut diamond 2 rubies Size 5.5 cm long, 3.6 cm wide Weight 26.57 g Marked 56 with Moscow city arms (St. Georg with dragon) for 14 karat gold, master's mark ET The brooch is supplied with an independent certificate.


  • Metal
    14k GoldSilver
  • Stone
  • Stone Cut
    Old European Cut
  • Weight
    26.57 g
  • Dimensions
    Width: 1.42 in. (36 mm)Length: 2.17 in. (55 mm)
  • Style
    Russian Empire
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1890
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Goettingen, DE
  • Reference Number
    Seller: B4411stDibs: LU1995210328042

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    Ships From: Goettingen, Germany
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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