Early Victorian turquoise and chrysoberyl bow brooch with locket, circa 1845


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Turquoise jewellery was popular during most of the 19th and early 20th centuries. This delightful floppy bow brooch was made in about 1845.

Importantly, it retains its original pendant drop. As they are usually detachable it is rare to find them still together.

Chrysoberyls are the secondary gemstone, offering an unusual and appealing combination.

The high-carat gold is exquisitely engraved to resemble patterned silk damask, completing the ribbon-like appearance.

It’s a good size too at just under 2 1/4 inches long.


• Handmade in 15-carat yellow gold
• Set with five oval and one round turquoise cabochons and five old round cut chrysoberyls
• Approximately 5.5cm (just under 2 1/4 inches) long and 3.6cm (just under 1 1/2 inches) wide
• Weight is 14.1 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: the antique turquoise necklace is for sale separately – please get in touch if you’d like more information about it

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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