A lovely and substantial Retro period 18K rose gold bow brooch set with diamonds and rubies. The center knot of the bow is with a nearly one-third carat round brilliant-cut diamond of very fine quality (estimated at I, VS2) flanked by a row of bead-set rose-cut diamonds. The rose-cuts spill out along the horizontal axis of the brooch as well. Sprays of round brilliant-cut rubies accent the brooch at top and bottom. Some of the ribbons making up the bow are pierced to create more texture and lighten up the design a bit. The back retains the original pinstem and safety. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold.
Origin: America, ca. 1940. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 2-3/8” x 1-1/2”. Weight: 17.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .5 carat; ruby, .77 carat.