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Yellow Gold Drusy Psilomelane and Diamond Brooch

Custom Yellow Gold Brooch with drusy Psilomelane, fancy intense pink diamonds, fancy intense yellow diamonds and white diamonds in 24 kt yellow gold.

Golden Metamorphoses Brooch!

Triangular shapes and a stunning combination of crystallized yellow gold, drusy Psilomelane and fancy colored diamonds are brought together in this dynamic custom brooch.  The focal point of this exciting jewel is a calf-head shaped Drusy Psilomelane that has a jet black color encrusted with tiny crystals shimmering at every move.

The bezel setting for the Drusy Psilomelane and the frame of the brooch are crafted from 18kt yellow gold with a brightly polished finish.  The marquise shaped body of the brooch is crafted from 24kt yellow gold then treated with an acid bath to create a crystallized surface. At each tip of the crystallized gold body we bezel set a round Fancy Intense Pink diamond in 18kt rose gold.   Below the drusy psilomelane are two round Fancy Intense Yellow diamonds bezel set side by set in rich 18kt yellow gold.   And above the Drusy Psilomelane we created a trillium shaped cap in platinum, embellished with one round brilliant cut colorless diamond.


Custom Yellow Gold Brooch with drusy Psilomelane, fancy intense pink diamonds, fancy intense yellow diamonds and white diamonds.

The 24kt body of the brooch was created with a radiating concentric pattern of lines that are reminiscent of tree growth rings.   Next, the crystallization of the gold produced a texture of shimmering golden platelets across the surface of rippling rings like waves of water radiating from a dropped pebble in water.

The technique of treating the 24 kt gold with acid is an age old process that has a stunning and unique effect on the surface of the gold.   The result is a crystalline appearance in stark contrast to traditional brightly polished surfaces.

By custom creating the brooch from scratch, we were able to assure that the settings perfectly match the shape and size of the gemstones.  This is the best way to make sure that the gemstones are securely set.  The brightly polished rim of the marquise shaped frame and bezels are a wonderful contrast to the textured gold surface within.


Custom Yellow Gold Brooch with drusy Psilomelane, fancy intense pink diamonds, fancy intense yellow diamonds and white diamonds.

The term metˇaˇmorˇphoˇses (-sez') is defined by The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language as a transformation or a marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.  We called this brooch design Metamorphoses for several reasons.

First, it can be worn in multiple ways.   It can be worn with the trillium platinum cap above the marquise shaped crystalline gold body like a stylized winged angle.   Or it can be turned 180º and worn with the trillium cap at the base, as shown here, like an Art Nouveau style winged moth.

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 pattern.  The transformation of a sheet of gold into this crystallized surface is an exciting process to watch unfold.


Custom Yellow Gold Brooch with drusy Psilomelane, fancy intense pink diamonds, fancy intense yellow diamonds and white diamonds.

At Bijoux Extraordinaire, we believe that the back of a jewel should be as interesting and exciting as the topside.  And the back of this brooch is really as beautiful as the front.   Note the thickness and depth of the bezels settings which hold and protect the gemstones.  Because the brooch was hand crafted, we were able to assure there was no skimping on the craftsmanship or materials.  The mark of an exceptional jewel is the attention to the small, hidden details.

And as this photo displays,  the back of this brooch has a wonderful pierced design of dramatic and fluid shapes, creating an elegant frame.  The pierced backside of this brooch and the pin stem mechanism are crafted from 18kt yellow gold.  You can see the sturdy construction of this design, ensuring many years of wear and enjoyment for generations to come.

The attention to detail on all surfaces of a custom jewel are signs of the craftsmans skill and expertise as well as the designers artistic talent (instinct).


Custom Yellow Gold Brooch with drusy Psilomelane, fancy intense pink diamonds, fancy intense yellow diamonds and white diamonds.

This close-up photo displays the various marks for the purity of the metals we incorporated in this design (750 for 18kt gold,   999 for 24kt gold and PLAT for 95% platinum).  You can also see here the maker's mark for Bijoux Extraordinaire, Ltd. ("BEL") and our designer (Judith Anderson). These hallmarks are your assurance of exceptional design, lasting beauty and superior craftsmsanship.



Name:  Golden Metamorphoses Brooch!

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.

Measurements:
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.



Custom Yellow Gold Brooch with drusy Psilomelane, fancy intense pink diamonds, fancy intense yellow diamonds and white diamonds.


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