When we think of Edwardian design we imagine elegant, feminine pieces like this brooch. Crafted into a stylized four leaf clover, this good luck charm is set with a swirling frame of cream colored seed pearls with a sparkling Old Mine Cut Diamond at the apex. Set into the lobe of each clover leaf is a sparkling green Garnet, also known as Russian Demantoid. These are one of the rarest of gems that were briefly popular around the turn of the 20th century until the mine was exhausted not long after. The Demantoids are a neon grass green hue with a brilliance that parallels a Diamond, giving the otherwise understated brooch some nice color and sparkle. The brooch came to us in a very old “Harrod’s London” box – see photo two- but the brooch is sadly unsigned, so we are unsure if the famed British department store actually made or sold this piece. This beauty is sure to bring luck to the next owner!
Details: 14k rosy yellow gold brooch with .12ct Old Mine Cut Diamond (SI GH) and .50ctw round Demantoid Garnets and round cream colored seed pearls; circa 1900; Harrod’s box included. Brooch measures 1 inch across.