A gorgeous antique paste brooch from the Art Deco era, c1920! The lovely Australian piece is made of 9ct gold, a bloomed yellow finish over rose gold. The piece features a bright pale blue paste stone at the centre, the paste stone imitating aquamarine. The square step cut stone is lovely and a bit ahead of its time! The paste stone rests in a charming coronet claw setting - two claws are missing, albeit does not compromise with the security of the stone, and difficult to detect in the overall design. The setting suspends from a fine wire stem and a 'flowing ribbon' design beautifully decorates the bottom of the circle brooch. A metal pin and gold 'C' loop attaches to the back. Stamped '9CT' and '9c' to the reverse of the design.
A similar design of this brooch can be seen in the book 'Australian Jewellery 19th and 20th Century' by Schofield and Fahy (pg138). A design possibly by JM Wendt, as suggested in the book.
A simple, yet elegant antique circle brooch! The piece would make a classy touch to any collar or scarf, or is the perfect candidate for a conversion pendant!