A gorgeous antique green garnet brooch from the Art Nouveau era, c1907! Made of 9ct gold, the colour is a warm rose with yellow hints. The dainty brooch consists of sinuous lines decorated with delicate flowing wire depicting a vine with flower and leaf motifs. The graceful organic design is accented with a green garnet gemstone. The green garnet is the rarer type of the garnet family - a variety of the grossular garnet family. The faceted pear shaped garnet displays a pale lime green hue, and exhibits internal inclusions indicative of earth-mined Grossular material. Gold beads/granules accent the upper and lower edging of the brooch. A pin, c-loop and ring (later addition) connects to the back. There is also a set English hallmarks - stamped "9" "375" "g" (date letter for 1907, Chester), the city mark is lost due to a later ring attachment. Also a makers mark can be seen - possibly "W & SS" (the W partially seen), albeit likely S Ward & Sons.
A darling and artistic little antique brooch, packed with oodles of early 19th century charm!