Essex Jewelry and Antiques
Radiant Italian 18K White Gold Diamond Sapphire Bar Pin Brooch
Regular price $2,160.00
Presented is a stunning 18K white gold, diamond and sapphire bar pin made in Italy. This heavy weight high carat gold pin is exquisitely crafted with an elegant openwork design covered with 70 modern round brilliant cut diamonds and a vibrant blue sapphire at the center. This is a large pin of substantial weight. The entire piece is exceptionally well made. The quality of the craftsmanship is excellent. Although the pin is crafted in an older style, it is actually fairly modern. The center sapphire is a rich deep blue stone with a lot of life to it. The measurements of this stone taken over the gold bezel are approximately 7.19 millimeters by 5.79 millimeters. Of course the actual dimensions of the stone itself outside the gold setting would be slightly smaller. We estimate the carat weight of the sapphire to be at least 0.60 carats, perhaps a little more. The 70 diamonds cover the rest of the front of the pin. The center portion is set with 28 modern round brilliant diamonds, while the end pieces are each set with another 21 diamonds. We estimate that the total carat weight in diamonds is at least 1.25 carats, but probably 1.5 carats or better. The diamonds have G-H color and mostly I1 clarity. The pin has a great quality construction on the reverse with a very secure double pin stem. There is a sliding mechanism that locks into place over one of the pin stems to prevent loss and provide additional security. The pin is marked on the reverse with Italy and 18K. We have tested it with nitric acid and guarantee it to be 18K gold. The condition is excellent. The stones are all well set. Everything is in great working order. There are no breaks and no repairs. The pin measures 1/2 inch by 2 3/8 inches.
The weight is 13.2 grams.