Yellow Gold Drusy Psilomelane and Diamond Brooch
A special event should be celebrated with a special jewel. With this thought in mind, our client worked with us to create this beautiful brooch to celebrate his wife's birthday. Featuring a stunning drusy Psilomelane, fancy colored Diamonds and crystallized gold this brooch illustrates what can be accomplished when a jewel is custom designed and hand crafted.
The focal point of the brooch is a jet black Drusy Psilomelane that shimmers and sparkles with a myriad of tiny crystals. The bezel setting for the Psilomelane and the frame of the brooch are crafted in brightly polished 18kt yellow gold. The 24kt gold body of the brooch forms the wings of this stunning design.
The wings of the brooch are embellished with an age-old technique known as "crystallized gold." Crystallized gold gives the surface a shimmering, almost iridescent, appearance. The magical pattern of the gold beautifully complements the scintillating crystals of the Drusy Psilomelane. We sculpted the surface beneath the crystallized gold with a pattern of concentric ovals to create an effect like waves radiating from a pebble dropped in a pond.
At the top of the brooch we burnish set a round brilliant-cut Diamond within a triangular platinum cap. At the tip of each wing and the base of the brooch we set Pink and Yellow Diamonds in 18kt gold. The Pink Diamonds are set in rose gold bezels and the Yellow Diamonds are set in yellow gold bezels.
The term met·a·mor·pho·ses (-sez') is defined in The American Heritage® Dictionary as a transformation or a marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function. We called this brooch design Metamorphoses for several reasons.
The brooch can be worn in several ways. It can be worn with the diamond-set platinum cap on top to create the appearance of a winged angle. Or the brooch can be turned 180º and worn with the triangular platinum cap at the bottom, as shown here. The brooch is then reminiscent of an Art Nouveau moth with two Yellow Diamonds set as eyes.
This exciting jewel can be worn as a brooch on a sweater or on the lapel of a favorite blazer. It can also be worn as an enhancer on a strand of pearls or to clasp a double strand necklace together. And if hats are your fancy, this dramatic piece can be worn as the frontpiece of your favorite chapeau.
But of course the most interesting metamorphosis of this design is the crystallization of the gold body to create a unique texture and shimmering pattern.
At Bijoux Extraordinaire, we believe that the back of a jewel should be as exciting and beautifully crafted as the front. The 18kt gold back of the brooch is pierced with a dramatic arabesque pattern. Because this brooch was custom designed and hand crafted, we were able to assure that there was no skimping on the design, craftsmanship or materials. The true quality of an exceptional jewel can always be seen in the small, often hidden, details.
Note the thickness and depth of the bezels protecting the gemstones, the sturdy construction of the design, and the 18kt gold pin stem. We crafted this jewel to ensure many years of enjoyment. It is a family heirloom that can be passed on and appreciated by future generations.
The back of the brooch also displays our registered hallmark ("BEL") and the signature of the our jewelry designer ("Judith Anderson"). To the right of our hallmark are precious metal marks for the purity of the gold ("750" for 18kt and "999" for 24kt) and platinum ("PLAT"). These marks are your assurance of exceptional design, superior craftsmanship and lasting beauty.
|Name: Golden Metamorphoses!|
|Cost:||This stunning gold brooch was custom created for a client. We would love to work with you to create a unique jewel of your own. To discuss design options and gemstones, please give us a call (603 624-8672) or send us an email.|
The Drusy Psilomelane in the center of this brooch measures 19.62 x 16.54 millimeters. The two Fancy Intense Pink diamonds are 2 mm size and weigh a total of 0.08 carats. The two Fancy Intense Yellow diamonds are 1.9 mm size and weigh a total of 0.07 carats. The round colorless diamond is 3.1 mm size, weighs 0.155 carat and is D color with VS clarity.
The brooch measures 61 mm wide (long) by 33 mm tall and weighs 24 grams.
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