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circa 1890
A delightful gold stick pin of a miner with ruby lamp and pick axe kneeling to examine a diamond.

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A delightful Victorian novelty stick pin c.1890, with the figure of an elderly diamond miner finely chased in 18ct yellow gold carrying a ruby-set lamp and a pick axe, kneeling to examine an old European brilliant cut diamond with his rose-cut diamond set loupe, set atop a twisted gold pin.
  • OriginEnglish
  • Gemstones and Other MaterialsTwo rectangular calibre cut rubies estimated to weigh an approximate combined total of 0.04cts, a rose cut and an old European cut diamond estimated to weigh an approximate combined total of 0.16cts
  • Condition ReportVery fine condition
  • Setting18ct yellow gold with maker's mark
  • Weight description4.3 grams
  • Dimensions6.8cm long