13th Jan, 2024 9:30 GMT/BST

Jewellery, Watches & Silver

  Lot 2085


A Diamond, Pearl and Synthetic Ruby Brooch
four yellow plain polished bars overlaid with an old cut diamond and a fly motif, with a pearl body, a cushion cut synthetic ruby head, and rose cut diamond eyes and antennae terminations, in yellow claw and rubbed over settings, total estimated diamond weight 0.25 carat approximately
length 5.5cm

NB: the pearl has not been laboratory tested

Sold for £180
Estimated at £200 - £300


The brooch is in fair condition with evidence of lead solder to the reverse and to one wing, there are chips to two of the rose cut diamonds. It fastens with a pin and c-hook catch and features a safety chain. It bears no hallmark nor stamp but in our opinion would test as gold. The approximate qualities of the diamonds are; colour tinted, clarity SI2/I1/I2/I3. Gross weight 9.0 grams. CR made 06.11.23.


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Regarding Pictures, Prints and Works on Paper, works are not examined out of the frame, unless specifically stated. Tennants Auctioneers do not cover damage to gilded wood or plaster picture frames, or to picture frame glass whilst the item is in our possession.

We accept no liability for the opinions expressed in any Condition Report.

Auction: Jewellery, Watches & Silver, 13th Jan, 2024

Jewellery, Watches & Silver Sales bring together a wide a range of affordable period and modern jewellery, vintage and collectable watches, and silver from the 18th to 21st century.


Wednesday 10 January - Friday 12 January 10am-4pm, and morning of sale from 8am

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