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Masterpearl's items8 of 27Carl Seffner bronze portrait medal of Schiller 1759- 1805 Vintage Ronson 14k gold SHEATH Lighter
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    Posted 3 years ago

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    New to my collection is this adorable little Ruby, Diamond and Sapphire fly brooch. Unfortunately the previous owners had repaired it with 2 brilliant cut diamonds and 1 single cut instead of trying to find diamonds more compatible. 2 diamond chips are still missing. I know that the gem stones are ruby and sapphire but have not had them tested to see if they are synthetic or not. I'm now debating if I should have them replaced with diamonds more like the original ones or leave the brooch as is.
    Also would anyone know what era this clasp is from and what country ?
    The lady I bought it from her ancestors were from England, and the gold tests for 14k, there are no hallmarks to be found on the brooch.
    I would appreciate any information.

    Many thanks ahead of time.

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    1. martika martika, 3 years ago
      Very beautiful!!!
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      I think its Victorian, if it is from the UK which it most probably is, the gold is either 9ct or 15ct. It's a very pretty brooch, good luck with you research.
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Jewellery in the UK in Victorian times was seldom marked.
    4. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      A Bzz Bzzz, I saw a Bzz Bzz! Love them!!!
      Beautiful one :-)

      For the clasp, see there, fig.10 (yours is slightly different, made to avoid puncture from the pin!):

      For sure, it would be better to find OLD rosecut diamonds, not the flat ones with ony 3 facets to replace the brillant cut and complete the lacks.
    5. Masterpearl Masterpearl, 3 years ago
      Thank you Peasejean
      I have a feeling it might be 15 k
    6. Masterpearl Masterpearl, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      Martika and Kyratango
      I love it too
    7. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Good hint from Jean, I feel it English, 1880 :-) if not replacements, stones weren't synthetic then.
    8. Masterpearl Masterpearl, 3 years ago
      I agree with you Kyratango
      The brilliant cut stones stand out like a sore thumb, it will take some time to find similar cut diamonds but it will be worth it in the end.
      I also went to real or repo, very helpful and informative.
      Thank you always.
    9. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
      I knew our kyratango would appreciate this beautiful bzz bzz!! :) I love it, too, think I am catching her love of the bugs. :))
    10. Masterpearl Masterpearl, 3 years ago
      Thank you
    11. AmatoorPikr, 3 years ago
      The little bee looks like its signing the "peace sign" with its tiny little "bee hands".

      Peace Out little bee!!
    12. Masterpearl Masterpearl, 3 years ago
      That's so funny.
      I saw the same thing but didn't mention it cause I thought it was just me.
      Thank you for seeing it too.
    13. AmatoorPikr, 3 years ago
      he he,....!
    14. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
      OMG! Nixon! ;P
    15. Masterpearl Masterpearl, 3 years ago
      So True:)

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