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50's Plique-à-jour Multicolor Dragonfly 18 karat Gold Brooch

50's Plique-à-jour Multicolor Dragonfly 18 karat Gold Brooch


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Pre 1900: Item # 1312211
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 $9,950.00 
Offered is a lovely plique-à-jour enamel artistry with a beautiful blending of vivid colors which bring this brooch to life. Additionally, other than the enamel, diamonds and gemstones, this lovely piece also has a wonderful articulated tail movement and very large size. The 132 diamonds in this lovely brooch are very high quality. They are estimated to weigh over 1.85 carats total weight. The rubies are about .90 carats total, the high quality Columbian emerald is about 1.3 carats, and the 8 opals are about 4 carats. This vintage plique-à-jour multicolor enamel dragonfly brooch is made of 18 karats solid gold (both marked and tested). It measures approx. 4 1/2 inches from wing to wing and 3 inches from top to bottom. It weighs 33.75 grams. This magnificent plique-à-jour dragonfly gold brooch with multicolor enamel, diamond, emerald, and ruby stones is in excellent condition and truly stunning for its time and era, 1950s. Plique-à-jour is a vitreous enamel technique where the enamel is applied in cells similar to cloisonné but with no backing in the final product, so that light can shine through the transparent enamel. It is like the miniature version of stained glass, technically much more challenging with high time consumption of up to 4 months per item.