Antique 18kt - 22kt Diamond & Pearl Booch/Pin with 32 Old Mine Cut Diamonds
This is one of the most unique pieces we have ever had in our store. Hand crafted combination pin/brooch from days gone by. You can wear it on a chain, a thick omega, or just pin it to your favorite outfit for an off the charts WOW factor.
If we had to guess, we would speculate the pin was added after the original piece was made - but that is just a guess.
The center is a 8.0 mm pearl in very good condition. It has some gray overtones. The pearl is surrounded by a total of 32 Old Mine Cut diamonds hand set in fabricated bezels.
There are 32 diamonds in the following size ranges. 8 - 4.0-4.5mm 8 - 2.5 to 2.8mm 8 - 3.5 to 4.0mm 8 - 2.0. They range from G-I color VS2 to SI2. We estimate the diamond weight between 4.25 to 4.50 ctw. The piece sparkles from every angle because of the way the diamonds are mounted.
Some of the enameling is gone - look at all the pictures.
By our estimates it would cost in the neighborhood of $15,000 to build one of these today.