Essex Jewelry and Antiques
Fine Quality American Victorian 14K Gold Diamond & Pearl Pin
Regular price $504.00
Presented is a nice American Victorian 14K gold, diamond and pearl pin. The pin has an eye catching design with an old mine cut diamond at the center and three pearls on either side. The pin has a hook on the back for hanging a watch or pendant. The hook is really well made with a hinged construction so that it can fold to the side when it is not in use. The pin stem goes over the top of the hook to hold it in place very tightly so that the watch or pendant will not be in any danger of coming off. The old style clasp also has a great construction. It loops around so that the pin stem is very secure. The pin was made in the 1870s or 1880s. The center diamond is approximately 20 points or almost 1/4 carat. The pin is not marked. We have tested it with nitric acid and guarantee it to be 14K gold. The condition is excellent. There is some dirt behind the diamond that we did not bother to clean up. A little scrubbing with a toothbrush will get this out very easily. The diamond and pearls are well set. There are no chips, no cracks, no splits, no breaks, and no repairs. The pin is 1/2 inch wide and 1 3/4 inches long.
The weight is 5.2 grams