Victorian circa 1870s

An Antique Diamond and Sapphire Tortoise Brooch

An antique tortoise brooch, circa 1870. The tortoise is of a realistic design with a high domed shell, set with old cut diamonds and cushion cut sapphires. The sapphires are set in yellow gold depicting a characteristic tortoise shell pattern. The eyes are cabochon rubies, all set in silver and gold.

Further Details

Gemstones and Other MaterialsCushion cut sapphires estimated total - 5ct
Old cut diamonds estimated total - 1.05ct
2 x cabochon rubies
Condition ReportVery fine
SettingSilver and gold
Weight description8 grams
DimensionsHead-Tail: 4cm/1.5 inches
Width: 2.4cm/0.9 inches
PeriodVictorian circa 1870s


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