Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel
Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel
Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel
Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel
Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel
Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel
Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel
Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel
Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel
Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel
Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel
Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel
Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel
Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel
Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel
Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel
Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel
Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel

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Victorian 12k 0.11 CTW Pearl & Old Cut Paste Fleur-de-Lis Stick Pin with Guilloché Enamel

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General Information:

  • Total Carat Weight: 0.114 ctw
  • Precious Metal Weight: 0.50 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: Tests between 10 and 12k rosy gold with very deep natural patina, especially to the pinhead's reverse.
  • Dimensions: This pin measures 52.75 mm in overall length. The head measures 14.14 long x 10.92 wide x 3.90 back to front excluding the stem to the pin's reverse.
  • Weight: A comfortably lightweight 0.77 grams
  • Markings: Unmarked
  • Era: This pin is believed to date to the late 19th century during the end of the Victorian period, specifically sometime between the 1870s and 1890s.
  • Buyer Notes: This stellar piece is a bit of history wrapped up in symbolism and hand enameling. It is stylish and wearable as is, and likewise ready for any jewelry conversion desired by the next caretaker. Under the extreme magnification of a jeweler's loupe, the paste stone does show some chipping under the prongs and along the girdle, though these are not visible whatsoever due to the stone's very petite size. This pin does not come with a clutch.

Specifications:

  • Center Stone Type: Diamond Paste
  • Center Stone Count: One (1)
  • Center Stone Dimensions: 2.15 x 2.20 x 1.40, as measured within setting as mounting permits
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: 0.052 ct by formula per the specific gravity of glass
  • Center Stone Shape:  Old European Cut
  • Center Stone Color: Colorless (equivalent of F-G)
  • Center Stone Clarity: Clean (equivalent of VVS+)
  • Side Stone Type: Pearl
  • Side Stone Count: Five (5)
  • Side Stone Dimensions:  1.05 mm, 1.25 mm, 1.75 mm, 1.90 mm and 1.85 mm (in order from top of the pin to bottom, and corresponding to the carat weights above)
  • Side Stone Carat Weight:  0.005 ct, 0.008 ct, 0.015 ct, 0.017 ct and 0.017 ct; 0.062 ctw
  • Side Stone Shape:  Halved (cabochon)
  • Side Stone Color: White with subtle silvery orient
  • Side Stone Clarity: Opaque with good luster

The Story:

A sweet Victorian jewel, this pin exudes elegance and showcases some of the era's most beloved jewelry traits, including guilloché linework, hand-worked enameling and symbolism. While unassuming at first glance, this petite bauble tells a story of its making and its significance:

The fleur-de-lis is a symbol of French royalty and as well as a symbol of the Holy Trinity, of perfect unity and purity. Thus, the fleur-de-lis has become associated with partnership, of dedicated affection and growth. Its historic associations with the sacredness of divine union is further emphasized by the addition of the diamond paste and the pearls. Diamonds and their paste counterparts have long been used in jewelry as emblems of eternity and longevity, as their creation over billions of years is a reminder of fortitudinous beauty. Pearls also boast a storied history, as they were once far more valuable than even diamonds, believed to be hallowed gems reminiscent of the heavens and representative of true love's tears.

As if the combined meaning of these elements were not enough, the enameling serves as their chromatic backdrop, enhancing the piece with its varying and asymmetrical colors. One side of the floral form is adorned with hues of light buttery yellow, while the other side is enameled whitish-cream, the petals animated with hints of kelly green and one portion blushing a tone of orangey-red. The difference in color from one side to the other is a charming feature of the pin, serving up loads of visual interest and intrigue.

Though super subtle, the pin's petals are detailed with hand-gouged guilloché to the gold substrate beneath the enameling. These geometric grooves cause the semi-translucency of the enamel to bounce light and somewhat "shimmer" to the eye-- this is the magic and cause of collectibility of guilloché jewels.

This pin would have originally cinched a gentleman's cravat in place at the neckline, but may also be reimagined as an affordable and viable candidate for any number of jewelry conversions post-purchase if so desired by the next caretaker. Its dainty size may make it a great earring enhancer, charm, small pendant or ring, though it is absolutely a wonderful lapel or collar accessory exactly as it is.

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