Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own unique history. Twinkling vibrantly, this Victorian star brooch is a lovely and classic example of celestial jewelry, yet unique for special design and construction details. For bright sparkle, the central brilliant cut stone, has a cushion shape, with a closed and foiled tip while sitting in an open prong setting. Not flat, the star's setting is slightly domed in shape, allowing the central stone to jut outward dimensionally. Flipping the brooch over, the rosy gold plated finish is another superb detail.This piece must have been tucked away and well taken care of. Fresh looking, soft signs of wear are noticeable only on close inspection. Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear. Gold plating has a tiny bit of surface wear at the back.
No dents or imperfections to the shape. Paste stones are smooth and gleaming with no chips or surface wear and the faceting is crisp and refractive. Tiny bit of wear/yellowing to back of central stone. Material Tests for sterling silver with 10k gold plating, glass. There is nothing like holding vintage and antique jewelry in your hand, so we do our best to recreate the experience.
Dense, with a refined construction, this brooch is compact and quality feeling in your hand. The star is not flat but slightly domed, pushing the central cabochon upward dimensionally.
Figural jewelry includes any piece that has been shaped into an animal, person, object, or detailed day in the life scene. Antique and vintage figural jewelry is often quite charming and collectible for the realistic or cutesy details. Specific objects or animals became popular and prolific in jewelry during certain time , Scotty dogs during the 1940s for example, or swallow birds during the Victorian era. Figural jewelry is special for its detail and realism but also tells the story of the decade they were made in.Catching and reflecting light is a key element of jewelry design and has determined the way gemstones are cut for centuries. For example, the bezel-set brilliant cut was developed to enhance and maximize the light-reflecting qualities of all gemstones, like diamonds in the sun. During the Georgian era, on the other hand, the rose cut diamond became popular as it sparkled beautifully in candlelight.
Facets, special raised prong and open back settings, and movement all serve to promote play with light and make for stunning pieces. _gsrx_vers_1271 GS 8.3.4 (1271). The item "Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Rose Gold Star Cushion Cut Paste Brooch Pin" is in sale since Saturday, March 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches".The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.