Edwardian Silver, Red & White Paste Oval Brooch
A small oval A metallic element which is malleable and ductile, and white in colour, making it ideal for use in jewellery. It is usually mixed with copper to improve its hardness.
brooch that was made circa 1900-1910. It is set with an oval deep pink Glass made to resemble gem materials, which may be moulded, faceted, carved, etc. . This is surrounded by small white paste. The whole effect is lovely as it imitates a large One of the most valuable gemstones on earth. From the corundum family, the red variety being ruby and the blue, sapphire. With the exception of the diamond, corundum is the hardest of the gemstones on the Mohs scale scoring a 9. and A precious, lustrous gemstone made of highly compressed carbon. Diamonds are one of the hardest materials known to mankind. Colours of diamonds range from colourless, yellow, orange and brown to almost black. Natural coloured (or ‘fancy’) diamonds can be extremely rare. The cut, colour, clarity and carat weight of a diamond are the criteria jewellers use... More brooch very well. This was the Jewellery designed for wear with current fashions and usually made of inexpensive materials. Usually applied to two classes of jewellery: gem-set imitations, which resemble precious jewellery but are made of silver (sometimes rhodium-coated) or pinchbeck and set with substitutes for gemstones, e.g. marcasite, paste or synthetic gemstones; although usually th... More of the early 1900s.
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