Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin
Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin

BR213

Rare French Victorian 18k 0.15 CT Rose Cut Diamond Handcrafted Eagle Talon Figural Stick Pin

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General Information:

  • Total Carat Weight: 0.15 ct
  • Precious Metal Weight: 1.25 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: 18k yellow gold
  • Dimensions: 61.4 x 6.5 mm overall; 58.7 mm pin length
  • Weight: 1.94 grams
  • Markings: French eagle head hallmark for 18k gold
  • Era: c. 1870
  • Buyer Notes: As is pictured, the diamond bears wear to its edges, specifically two places on its thin girdle, from 150+ years of affection. However, these imperfections do not take away from the stone's sparkle, appearance or exuberance. Stick pins are becoming more and more rare, and aside from being perfectly wearable as delicate brooches, are prime candidates for many kinds of fine jewelry conversions. Please do not hesitate to reach out via Instagram for a video of this item.

Specifications:

  • Center Stone Type: Diamond
  • Center Stone Count: One (1)
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: 0.15 ct by formula of historic rose cut faceting and using the dimensions below; because the cut is flat, it has the visual presence/spread nearly equivalent to that of a 0.25 ct round faceted diamond
  • Center Stone Dimensions: 4.0 x 3.9 x 1.2 mm 
  • Center Stone Shape: Antique Rose Cut
  • Center Stone Color: H-I
  • Center Stone Clarity: SI (due to size and prong type, eye clean)

The Story:

Beautifully crafted by hand in France during the late-middle Victorian period, this artful stick pin features a romantically mythological motif. The head is an etched and modeled eagle foot, complete with the fierce grip of the eagle’s talons and the wispiness of his feathers in the midst of action. Centrally clutched is a hand-faceted rose cut natural diamond which produces a dazzling display of color and light in the eagle’s palm. This stone is charmingly imperfect, and evidences its natural origins with some inclusions (pictured) which can be seen under 60x magnification or higher. The timeless allure of the diamond with the relentless and dynamic grip of the eagle-- or griffin-- together compose a masterfully symbolic piece of wearable sculpture:

Diamonds have long been considered symbols of tender affection, transparent and bright just as lovers’ words and hearts ought to be. Their brilliance alludes to purity and pursuit of perfection, which has awarded such stones homes in engagement rings. The clawed figural component could either be an eagle or griffin, as mentioned, and appears to be mid-flight, and full of power. Eagles have been regarded as symbols of governance, order and regality; their ability to truly soar has matched their value to that of the gods, their ability to reach the heights a sign of their connectivity to the heavens. Across religions, time and cultures, the eagle has earned a place of reverence, and has forever been perceived as an intercessory of prayer, a protective agent and an appointed being by the divine. Accordingly, the griffin, which is a fusion of both an eagle and a lion, embodies these same characteristics.

Perhaps once a symbol of steadfast love fueled by bravery, maybe a judicious talisman of heroism, or an ode to the striking balance of delicacy and tenacity, this stick pin is truly a rarity. Most claw and stone pins are mounted with pearls, turquoise or garnet. This piece, however, boasts a splendid little diamond, an insanely passionate touch to an already delightfully unusual design.

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