Lily of the Valley Nephrite Jade Rock Crystal Sapphire Gold Tremblant Brooch
Item No.: RGG00345
Item Description: "Lily of the Valley Nephrite Jade Rock Crystal Sapphire Gold Tremblant Brooch"
Lily of the Valley Nephrit Jade Rock Crystal Sapphire Tremblant Gold Brooch
14k yellow gold, nephrite jade, rock crystal, sapphire
Size approx. 6.0 cm to 4.0 cm
Weight approx. 15.9 grams
Marks: ‘585’ for 14k gold
Germany, 1950s – 1960s
A carved leaf of nephrite jade in a vibrant though unobtrusive, translucent spring green, delicate blossoms of rock crystal with a satinised finish, each adorned with a small blue sapphire, trembling slightly at every move of the wearer: the blossoms are mounted one by one in 14k yellow gold tunnel-shaped eyelets, leaving the stems just enough space to move.
Probably made by one of the master gem cutters of Idar-Oberstein, the famous German city for precious gemstones and gem cutting, the brooch bears no other signature than the 14k gold mark and was probably designated to be exported to a retailer who would then put his own mark upon it as was often with jewellery pieces of German manufacture.
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