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Edwardian Platinum Brooch with Diamonds


Platinum Edwardian brooch with comets and diamonds. (J5123)

Edwardian Comet Brooch!

In 1910 Halley's comet appeared in the night sky and sparked a taste for comet-inspired jewelry.  This platinum brooch is a particularly fine example of the Edwardian  "comet craze"  with four swirling comets framed by crescent moons.  Similar comet-inspired jewels were created during 1834 when Halley's fiery ball had last appeared.

To add just the right touch of celestial sparkle,  this platinum brooch is set with  25 glittering diamonds.  The diamonds are Old European Cuts and weigh a total of approximately one carat.  This elegant brooch dates from the late Edwardian,  early Art Deco period  -  1910 to 1920.



Rear view of platinum and diamond Edwardian brooch with comets. (J5123)


The rear view highlights the quality and care with which this jewel was created.  The underside of the brooch is beautifully polished with clean,  crisp edges.  Care was taken to create openings,  known as á jouré,  beneath each diamond.  These small apertures assure that the diamonds were properly set and allow them to be easily cleaned.


Close up of diamonds, comets and crescent moons in platinum brooch. (J5123)

A close-up look shows the intricate design and small details of the crescent moons and comets.  The diamonds are bead set along the sweeping curves.  The edges of the brooch are milgrained for an added touch of sparkle.  Small,  polished platinum balls are set in the open spaces.  It is in the small details that fine jewels excel!

Name:  Edwardian Comet Brooch!

Cost:  Although this brooch has sold,  you will find many more beautiful brooches in the Antique Brooch Gallery.

Measurements:  This platinum brooch is  1.75"  wide and  0.75"  high.  The  25 diamonds weigh approximately  1 carat in total.


Here are a few more elegant jewels from the past ...

Art Nouveau amethyst brooch. (J9223)Egyptian Revival winged scarab brooch crafted in 14kt gold. (J3573)Bippart, Griscom Art Nouveau amethyst and pearl brooch. (J9071)



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