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Posted 2 years ago

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Peasejean55
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This is a silver enamel, and I think sythetic Ruby, Bernard Instone brooch. There is a ring with the enamelling similar to this brooch in the Victoria and Albert museum in London, I shall put the link on below in the comments. The brooch was made in the 1920s. I tested the stone on my diamond selector and it registered, I then found out sythetic Rubies also register, but the seller did sell it as a sythetic Ruby, but you live in hope.
It's completely different from my other Bernard Instone brooches. First of all the brooch seems similar to a safety pin, I can't see a joint anywhere even on the hinge. The centre piece is about 2cm wide and 1 1/2 cm high. In the middle there is a Red sythetic cabochon Ruby, the Ruby is in a bezel setting. On either side of the stone is a white enamel flower with gold stamens. The whole of this is surrounded with green enamelled leaves. The brooch is marked B.I, the back which I always marvel, is prefect, typical Instone. It was probably one of his earlier pieces of work.
Many thanks for looking.

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  1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 years ago
    Beautiful! :)
  2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
    http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O145099/ring-instone-bernard/
    This is the link to the ring at the Victoria and Albert museum.
  3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 years ago
    Yes, they are very similar! Do you suppose one or the other had different central stones at one time?
  4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
    Hi katherinescollections, no I don't think so, for one, the enamelling on the ring is similar to the brooch but it is a different shape, the ring seems more rounded, and the opal looks a lot larger stone. But thanks for your question, I might be wrong. :-)
  5. Rick55 Rick55, 2 years ago
    A lovely, lovely brooch Jean! I love how the "ruby" pops amidst all of that greenery!
  6. SophieLadyDeParis SophieLadyDeParis, 2 years ago
    Really pretty!
  7. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 2 years ago
    The collection keeps growing!! ;)
  8. Gillian, 2 years ago
    Simply gorgeous.
  9. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 2 years ago
    Im in love with it! Awesome!
  10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
    Many thanks to katherinescollections, Rick, sophieLadyDeParis, BellaEpoque, Gillian and Virginia.vintage for passing by and leaving your lovely comments. Yes BellaEpoque, I'm still on the prowl for Bernard Instones Jewellery, I don't think it will ever end, Im passionate about his work. Virginia.vintage it's very nice to hear from you, I haven't seen you for a while.
  11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
    Many thanks
    katherinescollections
    aghcollect
    blunderbuss
    mikelv
    Elesgirl
    vetraio
    Rick
    JoyB
    SophieLadyDeParis
    BellaEpoque
    kyra
    SEAN
    Caperkid
    Roycroftbooksfromme
    Gillian
    Virginia.vintage
  12. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 2 years ago
    Oh, yes, so true!
    Belive me dear Pease, sometimes we need a time...later come back more strongers than before.
    I miss friends that arent now here, this is the reason that is difficult to me.
    I feel passion for the site and I love many members that like you always are so kind with me.
    This is a treasure to me and I cant forget :)
    Big warm hug to you!!!
  13. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
    Yes I know exactly what you mean. Things have been tough also for me, I lost a very dear friend and am still grieving, I miss him very much, but as they say life has to go on.
    I also miss our friends that left CW, it's not the same without them, hopefully with time they will come back.
    Haste pronto Virginia x
  14. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
    So beautiful!!!
  15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
    Hi shareurpassion, thanks for passing by and leaving your lovely comment and love.
  16. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 2 years ago
    Yes dear pease, we are feeling the same.
    "Time" so true!
    Big hug!
    Hasta pronto amiga!
  17. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
    Hi Virginia.vintage, I hope all is well with you.
  18. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
    Many thanks
    Efesgirl
    ozmarty
    Manikin
  19. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
    Many thanks
    Agram.m
  20. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
    Many thanks
    aura
  21. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 months ago
    Many thanks

    kyra
    AnnaB
  22. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 months ago
    Looks like I've loved this before, but I'm back!!!! I hope you are wearing this proudly. It's just amazing!
  23. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 months ago
    Hi shareurpassion, I'm just going through my Bernard Instone items, sorry I'm late with my comment, thank you. I haven't sworn this brooch yet there hasn't been a right time, I don't get chance to dress these days, I will wear it one day, it is a stunner.
  24. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 months ago
    Many thanks

    PostCardCollector
    shareurpassion
    Karenoke
    Mrstyndall
  25. vintageartworksU33 vintageartworksU33, 2 months ago
    If you don' mind me saying, this ring is so lovely you should wear it every day. I find that surrounding myself with beauty, whether it be jewelry or fine art, just makes me smile. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous piece! Jessica
  26. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 months ago
    Hi Jessica, thanks for your comment, unfortunately this is a brooch if it was a ring I'd wear it, the one in my link of a ring is in the Victoria and Albert museum in London.
  27. vintageartworksU33 vintageartworksU33, 2 months ago
    Oh okay! That's what I get from looking at things late at night. :-) THANKS for posting this! Beautiful!!
  28. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 months ago
    vintageartworks, thanks for taking a interest it's much appreciated:-)))

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