Posted 3 years ago
found this digging a circa 1900 bottle dump (land fill). what I know: this is a 14 (maybe 16) karat rose gold victorian brooch. back has date, nov 4, 79 (maybe 75-very faint but readable). mine cut diamond in center...it's real had it tested as well as gold. they were not set up for 16 karat test but lady said it tested lightly for 18 karat. has coppery color on back. just dusted it w/ soft tooth brush and water. lots of patina. remember its been in a landfill for over 100 yrs. questions? how can I find who made it? where did diamond come from and gold? what makes it unique? what is its value. is it a small market?
it has 14 little filiments (for lack of better word) around diamond. measures about one and a half by one inch.
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