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A charming ode to the playful spirit of the 1950s, this bejeweled bird brooch represents the era's fascination with nature-inspired motifs. Crafted in the mid-20th century, it features finely worked 18K yellow gold, capturing the essence of a bird in delightful detail. The brooch is adorned with a vibrant assembly of gemstones - four cabochon cut rubies, five cabochon cut turquoise, and one cultured pearl - each contributing to its whimsical appeal. The use of varied gemstones not only adds a burst of color but also embodies the era's penchant for creativity and innovation in jewellery design. This piece is a perfect illustration of the Fifties style, where goldsmiths embraced the beauty of the natural world, translating it into wearable art that is both clever and enchanting.
Antique jewelry object group: Vintage Gemstone Elegance: 1950s Bird Brooch
Condition: very good condition
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Country of origin: unknown
Style: Vintage Fifties (of the twentieth century)
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Style specifics: This type of jewelry is very specific for the fifties of the twentieth century. All sorts of animals were used as source of inspiration for the goldsmiths. Made in gold and decorated with enamel and precious stones, the result of their labour most of the times well-made, clever and cute.
Period: ca. 1950
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Source of inspiration: Mother Nature
Material: 18K yellow gold (touchstone tested)
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Precious stones: Four cabochon cut rubies, five cabochon cut turquoise and one cultured pearl
- It is a very common practice to treat gemstones to intensify their clarity or colour. The item in question has not been tested in this regard.
Birthstones: Ruby is the birthstone (or month stone) for July, turquoise for December and pearl for June.
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Hallmarks: Illegible remains.
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Dimensions: 3,83 cm (1,51 inch) x 2,34 cm (0,92 inch) - See picture with a ruler in cm and inches
Weight: 9,00 gram (5,79 dwt)
Adin Reference Nº: 21020-0112
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