Hardy Brothers pearl and diamond star pendant/brooch/hair ornament, from about 1890


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How to choose which of all the beautiful late Victorian stars to make yours?

This one has fittings for a hair pin as well as brooch and pendant fittings, and comes in its original sumptuous Hardy Brothers box.

The pearls are lustrous and creamy, the gold lavish and deftly handled – for example where the form of the main rays softly undulates as the sides taper away from the sparkling old brilliant cut diamond at the centre.

The condition is wonderful, as often happens when a jewel remains in its original box, unworn by generations.

Now it’s ready to shine again.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Set with an old European cut diamond and natural half-pearls
• Approximately 3.1cm (almost 1 1/4 inches) in diameter
• Weight is 11.4 grams with hair pin, 8.1 grams without
• In excellent antique condition: there was once an extra top loop for the pendant, but as it retains the original hook it still functions fully as a pendant
• Will come in its original fitted box
• Note: some of the other jewellery is for sale separately – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of it

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