This diamond set brooch, depicting a Rosa Mundi, an early Rose, has a screw-fitting at the back, showing it was part of a bigger piece or set. Antique precious jewellery was often multifunctional; with detachable frames, the diamond set flowers could be worn as a tiara, a necklace, or be divided into smaller sections like brooches, pendants, bracelets,… Whatever would suit the occasion or the dress best.
Probably The Netherlands
Total diamond weight ca. 4.5 carats; cushion cut diamonds, old mine cut diamonds, rose cut diamonds, 750/1000 gold 18 ct, silver setting
30 x 24,2 mm
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