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Carrington Dragon Stickpin

Carrington dragon and diamond stickpin. (J9439)

Dragon and Diamond

Carrington dragon and diamond stickpin. (J9439)

A fierce dragon greedily grasps a sparkling diamond in its maw.  The sinuous shape  of the dragon is beautifully sculpted and richly detailed - a testament to the artistry of jewelry makers 100 years ago.   The diamond is a bright Old European Cut and weighs approximately 1/4 of a carat.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.

This fiercely elegant stickpin was created by Carrington & Co., a maker of fine cufflinks, stickpins and other jewels during the 1890s and the first half of the 20th century.   Carrington jewels were known for their elegance in design and precision of craftsmanship.  They were retailed at Tiffany & Co. and  many of the other carriage trade jewelers of the day. 

The reverse of the stickpin (pictured below) illustrates the care with which it was crafted.  Note the sturdy pin stem which is strongly attached to the gold back of the dragon. The Carrington maker's mark (a squared "C" enclosing "14" for the purity of the gold)  is stamped on the upper left of the reverse just below the diamond.

Cost:  $885

Measurements:  The stickpin is  2 1/2" long and weighs 3.7 grams.  The dragon top is just under 5/8" tall and 9/16" wide.

Carrington dragon and diamond stickpin. (J9439)

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