Antique Gold Jeweled Turtle Pin
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Directory: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Victorian: Pre 1910: item # 612257
Please refer to our stock # 2163 when inquiring.
Third Floor Antiques
P.O. Box 8135
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Antique 14k gold figural turtle pin, circa 1900. This sweet brooch has fine engraving and gold work to simulate the shell of a turtle. The head feet, tail and back are textured as well. There are four sections with jewels, three with small emeralds and one with a central diamond and two garnets. The turtle even wears a collar with a central diamond! The eyes are diamond melee and the four feet articulate. The reverse has the original c-clasp and pinstem. It measures 1 1/4 inches long x 3/4 inches wide. Condition is very good with a rich gold patina. There is a tiny ding on the top near the last band of emeralds closest to the tail visible in the photo. This is a charming, well designed brooch circa 1900.