French Antique Art Nouveau 18ct Yellow Gold Pearl Diamond Brooch Circa 1900
Dating to the Art Nouveau era this highly detailed and naturalistic brooch is breathtakingly pretty in every way possible.
Blooming, a popular finishing technique for karat gold jewellery from 1870 to 1890, was first documented in 1853. The means for creating a bloom finish involved dipping a gold item into a boiling mixture of hydrochloric acid (muriatic acid), saltpeter (potassium nitrate), salt and water. This process burned off any alloys on the surface resulting in an alloy-free, thin layer of soft, pure gold on the item.
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