Retro 18K Gold, Diamond, Ruby & Hardstone Blackamoor Estate Brooch, Pin
Extraordinarily rare and exquisite brooch/pin. Circa 1950s-1960s, this retro, solid 18K yellow gold, ruby, diamond, and hardstone blackamoor motif piece in excellent original condition. An elaborately detailed, and elegantly stylized, blackamoor with turban is meticulously crafted of combination florentine, brushed, and high polish finished solid 18K yellow gold. The black hardstone face creates beautiful contrast. An OEC diamond and single ruby are bezel set in milgrain finish within the 18K florentine finish turban with high polish etching. The turban is further accented by a detailed, high polished, double feather adornment. The intricately detailed, filigree vine open work chest area of the bust features fine milgrain edgework throughout and is festooned with nine (9) rubies and diamonds set solid 18K white gold and stylized paisleys (4 Old European Cut diamonds total). Solid 18K yellow gold hinged double pin back, secured with 2 c clasps. The high level of detail and extraordinarily fine hand craftsmanship of the brooch makes this piece truly exquisite and one of a kind.