A beautiful Georgian to early Victorian yellow topaz and pearl brooch. Made of 9ct gold, this stunning jewel glistens with one golden yellow topaz, framed by twelve natural seed pearls. The brooch likely started it's life as a lace pin, and sometime in the early 20th century transformed into a bar brooch adapting to the Edwardian fashion at that time. The seed pearls and topaz rest in lovely Georgian collet settings, and the cluster embeds onto a straight-edge gleaming gold bar. A pin and c-connection attaches to the back, along with a safety chain/pin for extra security. Stamped "9c" to the side of the bar denoting 9ct gold.
The yellow topaz features natural internal inclusions indicative of Brazil origin where much of the Imperial topaz has been mined for over 200 years. Traditionally, Imperial topaz was considered orange with red hues, albeit today it is now more widely defined, including shades of yellow, red, pink, peach pink and lavender pink. Estimated weight of the yellow topaz is 1.40 carats
The brooch measures 4cm long.
Video of the brooch can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/4zuzfjI3tq4
A wonderful antique brooch, perfect for the high collar!