Posted 3 years ago
A successful guess find in a "junk" broken costume jewelley lot for 27$, shipping was more... :-D
Pic 4 is the auction one... the moonstones hue was amazing, I suspected rubies too and the mount has a strong "India" feeling...
Upon arrival of the big lot, I run into it to find my brooch.
The red stones are natural rubies (imputities in them) and glow furiously under UV torch!
Moontones are enhanced by the under setting beeing painted black, they are old, back of cab is convex.
As you see, one was lacking... I removed the other symmetrical. My "in case of" box provided 2 rubies to replace them and made the aspect looking coherent.
A chunky piece:
7.2cm (2.7/8") long
5.2cm (2.1/16) wide
I don't know what metal it is, the prongs are rather soft, and there is no tarnish... Vermeil???