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Edwardian 18ct Gold Digger Brooch set with a Rough Diamond

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An unusually detailed 18ct gold digger brooch that was made circa 1900. It consists of the gold spade with a lucky gold nugget on the tip of the blade and on the handle with a rough diamond set on top of the rope. Around the handle are the miners essential tools, a pick and a rope. It would have been worn by a girlfriend or wife of the miner who had gone in search of gold and diamonds during the Gold Rush in South Africa. This type of brooch is called a “Sweetheart brooch”. These brooches adorned the lapels of those hoping to have struck it rich in dangerous times!

Written by Olly Gerrish


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So interesting to watch the video on You tube of claims being sold and the miners marking out the claim and starting to dig!

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Very Good




Gold Diamond


Unmarked, tested to 18ct gold


Length 5.5 cm
Width at widest point 2 cm

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