Victorian 15ct Gold Hand Brooch Holding a Souvenir
A special 62.5% pure gold (or 625 parts pure gold and 375 parts other metals). Popular during the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras but was discontinued in the mid-1930s. gold brooch of a beautifully modelled hand holding a card which says “Souvenir”. The finger has a ring on it set with a A polished, not faceted, dome shaped stone - either round or oval with a flat polished base, primarily used as a cut for phenomenal stones such as cat's eyes and stars.
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.. It is a mixture of matte and polished gold that adds contrast. It has a secure rub over catch that has been added at a later date.
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