Victorian Diamond Snipe Brooch
1.00CT in Silver & Yellow Gold

Old Cut Diamond Clip Brooch, with Ruby Detail

£ 4,455

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A 9ct gold, diamond and ruby set snipe brooch from the Victorian period. The body and wings of this beautiful bird have been expertly modelled out of gleaming silver and set with 1.00ct of brilliant diamonds. The feet and expressive long bill contrast strikingly in gleaming yellow gold, with a warm ruby eye watching its surroundings. The snipe is a wading bird that is found in wet marshlands, and has long been hunted as a game bird. Incredibly difficult to shoot in reality, the term “snipe hunt” developed into a form of practical joke during the 1840s. This striking brooch would have originally been worn by an elegant lady attending the sumptuous lunch that defined the shooting day, when the party gathered to be revived by piping hot vodka laced Bullshot.
The old cut diamonds have been set by hand in silver grain settings, with silver details depicting a wing.
The Victorian era marked a time dedicated to religion and love. Common motifs in the jewellery of the time were birds, flowers and trees: symbolisms drawn from Nature.

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  • Material: 9CT Yellow & White Gold
  • Principal Stone: Diamond
  • i Principal Stone Shape: Brilliant
  • i Princip Stone Weight: 1.00
  • i Principal Dia Colour: Est J/K
  • i Princip. Dia Clarity: Est SI
  • Secondary Stone: Ruby
  • i Total Weight: 1.00
  • Age: 1837 - 1890 (Victorian)
  • Dimension: 25mmx13mm
  • Item Code: 1451372

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