Vintage Ruby & Diamond Bird Brooch
This beautiful, vintage bird brooch features natural rubies and diamonds pavé-set in solid 14 karat gold.
The brooch contains seventy-four (74) round brilliant cut natural diamonds. They average 1.30mm in diameter and total ≈ 3/4 carat.
The brooch also contains a total of forty-one (41) natural rubies. Thirty-six (36) are round, set amongst the breast and bird's eye, with the remaining five (5) being square step cuts, set along the tail feathers. Total gem weight of the rubies is ≈ 0.85 carat. These rubies have been routinely heated to improve their color, as have over 99% of all rubies in jewelry.
The bird measures 1 1/4" x 1 1/4".
It is fastened by a pin with round hinge and modern safety catch.
It also has a bail, allowing it to be worn on a chain as a pendant.
Hallmarked "14K 585".
Gross weight of the piece is 6.4 grams.