Posted 8 years ago
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.