Here’s an amazingly lovely little ~c1900 (1890-1910) Victorian-to-Edwardian ruby-eyed fox brooch with mine cut and old European cut diamonds set in silver and 15-16k rose gold!
This gorgeous treasure from the Belle Époque features a running fox with puffy tail and ruby cabochons for eyes. This little fellow's body is embedded with dazzling white diamonds faceted in a range of shapes to permit maximum coverage of the surface. The ~70 diamonds include mine cut, old European cut, and rose cuts, and they sparkle and glitter so beautifully!
The brooch is unmarked; its rose gold reverse acid tests as 15-16K gold, and has openings to allow back lighting of the larger diamonds. The brooch features a hooded safety lock closure to help keep the pin in place. Around the edges of this dog-like fox the silver is textured to look like fur. The brooch's maker didn't cut any corners, with diamonds ornamenting all recesses of the fox's body, and cabochon rubies in both eyes.
The front of the brooch is silver with a dark patina that accentuates the diamonds so they glitter like stars the night sky! The photos don't do justice to the beauty and sparkle of the diamonds. With their variety of shapes and sizes it's difficult to get a precise total carat weight on the diamonds. They range in size between 1 and 3.25 mm in diameter, and we give a rough estimate of 1.5 TCW (total carat weight).
These lovely antique diamond animal brooches are as sought-after as they are difficult to come by, and this is a wonderful example in fabulous antique condition!
As with all our items this will ship in an elegant box, ready for presenting as a gift or keeping safe as a treasured heirloom.
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Size: 1.3" long x 0.35" tall
Diamonds: ~70 diamonds, ~1 mm - 3.25mm diameter; roughly 1.5 TCW
Rubies: 2 at ~1.25 mm each
Weight: 3.1 g
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Antique Victorian Fox Mine Cut Diamond Ruby Eyes Brooch c1900 15k Rose Gold Silver
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