An attractive antique turquoise and seed pearl brooch or pendant from the early Edwardian era, c1904! This elegant piece is made of 9ct gold and features an infinity figure and two 3-leaf clover motifs, all accented with blue turquoise stones and little white seed pearls. The seed pearls appear all original and are likely to be natural as the brooch dates before cultured pearls were invented, however the pearls have not been x-rayed to confirm. The motifs rest on a subtle concave circular and open striated design forming eleven parallel rails. Attached to the back is a safety chain/pin attachment for extra security, as well as a copper pin and c-clasp. In addition there is a disguised wire loop placed to the top if you wish to wear as a pendant.
The piece bears early Australian quality hallmarks - the 'sheaf' mark '9' (denoting 9ct gold) and "W" which is the mark for 'T. Willis & Co of Melbourne'. T. Willis & Co, and later Willis & Sons was an iconic jewellery manufacturer in the late 19th century through to the 20th century (1858-1980).
A gorgeous antique piece which would make a lovely pendant or brooch. Style to suit your desired look!