This exceptional antique turquoise jewellery set, consisting of a brooch, bracelet and earrings, is handcrafted in 18ct yellow gold, with 9ct yellow gold fastenings and settings.
The impressive bracelet has a substantial 18ct yellow gold interlinked snake style wristband which secures to the reverse with a push fit catch and fine link security chain.
The anterior face of the bracelet is ornamented with a circular design incorporating a subtly domed turquoise panel accented with an applied six point 9ct yellow gold star embellished with nineteen old cut diamonds, graduating in size, totalling 0.54ct.
The turquoise is encircled with an applied, interlacing rope twist decorated frame, which is encircled with a fancy rope twist border.
The brooch has three components: the body, a detachable circular design and associated articulated drop.
The body and detachable component both reflect the dominant star embellished turquoise motif, terminating with an articulated tear drop turquoise accented with a collet set diamond.
The main body of this impressive early Victorian brooch contains a locket to the reverse, suitable to hold a photograph or personal memento.
The brooch secures to the reverse with a hinged pin, and incorporates a suspension hook for the detachable drop.
The earrings also feature the turquoise and star design displayed within an 18ct yellow gold circular articulated drop suspended from a hallmarked screw style fastening, the anterior face of which is ornamented with a turquoise and diamond fitment.
These versatile 0.52 ct diamond earrings may be worn on non-pierced ears.
The set is supplied with three independent diamond grading report cards, one for each component.
This exceptional 1860's turquoise jewellery set is fitted to the original impressive leatherette, shaped presentation case which has a velvet and satin lined interior.
The maker's/retailer's mark Hunt & Roskell, late Orr & Mortimer, Jewellers and Goldsmiths to The Queen* reflects the fine quality of the set.
*NOTE Hunt & Roskell (1843 – 1897) Jewellers and Goldsmiths to Queen Victoria, were, and still are recognised as one of the richest and best known silversmithing concerns of the Victorian era.
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