Stunningly pretty antique Edwardian Australian brooch by one of our most prominent jewellery firms Willis and Sons and hallmarked beautifully as such.
Crafted from bright and lush 15ct yellow gold and styled as a floral spray, set with natural half seed Pearls and stones which look very much like faceted oval Aquamarines but sadly do not test as such and are in fact according to our gemologist beautiful blue glass. This practice was quite common during this era.
This stylised brooch looks equally prefect placed horizontally, vertically or diagonally on your favourite jacket lapel or shirt collar.
Faceted blue glass
Natural half seed Pearls
5.4cm x 2.2cm
‘Unicorn’ for Willis and Sons
‘W’ for Willis and Sons after 1904
Very good antique condition. Stones are well set and secure. Pearls are original and natural. Minor nibbles to girdle of some blue stones, only noticeable under magnification, noting for accuracy only. Lovely early Australian brooch.