Antique Australian 15ct Rose Gold Diamond Pink Spinel Crescent Brooch Circa 1900

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Crafted in Australia around the turn of the century by the Goldsmiths’ Hall Co. and hallmarked as such.

A stunning example of antique celestial jewellery this one is constructed from 15ct rose gold in the form of a Celestial themed bar brooch, the bar representing a waning crescent and to the centre a further crescent set with ten graduated old cut diamonds and to the centre a bright and vivid natural pink Spinel.

Two further claw set pink Spinels are set to a curved knife edge bar which curves prettily and is evocative of the Art Nouveau era when this piece was made.

Bright and beautiful this little rare piece of Australian history is a must for the serious Australian jewellery collector.

History of Goldsmiths' Hall Co

The Goldsmiths’ Hall Co. was first recorded in Pugh’s Almanac, published in 1885.  Their premises are in Queen Street Brisbane where they traded as watchmakers and jewellers.  

Between 1893 to 1879 they were also listed in the western Queensland town of Dalby, presumably this listing relating to mine activities in the region.  In 1896 the company registered an unusual gold brooch in the form of a round-nosed shovel with a jewel in the centre. 

 Originally this would have been Opal (see Queensland Reg No. 117 of 26 March 1896).  The brooch bears the carat mark and ‘three diamond symbol’ which is assigned to the Goldsmiths Hall Co. 

 At the close of the Victorian era the Goldsmiths’ Hall Co. were well established as manufacturing jewellers and the firm continued to trade at 210 Queen Street Brisbane until 1902.

(Credit Australian Jewellery Gold & Silversmiths Makers & Marks by Cavill Cocks & Grace).

STONES
Diamond
10 Old cuts
3 Pink Spinel
MEASUREMENTS
5cm x 1.2cm
WEIGHT
3.32 Grams
MARKS
Three diamond symbols for Goldsmiths’ Hall Co.
Tested as 15ct
CONDITION
Very good antique condition.  Spinels and Diamonds are bright an lively with no chips or abrasions.  Original C clasp and pin to verso.  One of the small Spinels is missing one claw but has been assessed as secure by our jewellery and advised to leave it alone.  Lovely antique brooch.

Purchase Summary

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