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1.05 ct Sapphire and 0.78 ct Diamond, 18 ct Yellow Gold Brooch - Antique Victorian

A fine and impressive antique Victorian 1.05 carat blue sapphire and 0.78 carat diamond, 18 carat yellow gold and silver brooch in the form of a snake and sword; part of our diverse antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections

SKU: A6027

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1.05 ct Sapphire and 0.78 ct Diamond, 18 ct Yellow Gold Brooch - Antique Victorian


This fine and impressive antique brooch has been crafted in 18 ct yellow gold and silver in the form of a snake intertwined around a sword.

The 18 ct yellow gold Victorian sword blade is plain and unembellished.

The hilt of the sword is ornamented with a fancy hexagonal cut blue sapphire and eight pavé set Old Dutch cut diamonds.

The silver snake that twists and entwines around the 18 ct yellow gold sword has a cushion cut blue sapphire set to the centre of it's head.

The body of the snake has a segmented scale design, each segment set with a collet set Old Dutch cut diamond.

The brooch secures to the reverse with a hinged pin and clasp fastening.

This impressive Victorian brooch has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 18 ct gold and silver.

The brooch is supplied with an independent diamond grading report card.

Images do not always reflect the true colour and brilliance of gemstones and diamonds. The video however provides a truer representation of the actual colour and showcases each stone.

Sword symbol meaning

AC Silver


This impressive antique 1880s serpent brooch is fine quality set with blue sapphires and very well colour matched, very high colour graded old cut diamonds.

The brooch is a very good gauge of gold and is in excellent condition in keeping with age, however under magnification surface blemishes may be seen.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of Victorian jewellery/estate jewelry.

Sapphire Quality

Colour Blue

Cut Fancy hexagonal / Cushion

Content 1.05 carats

Diamond Quality

Colour (average grades) H

Clarity (average grades) P2

Cut Old Dutch

Content (total) 0.78 carat


Length of brooch 7.5cm/2.95"

Width of brooch 2.3cm/0.90"

Height of setting 1.22cm/0.48"

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