Offered is a marvelous 1930s antique. À-jour enamel 18 karat yellow gold artistry brooch with a beautiful blending of vivid colors which bring this fine jewelry to life. Additionally, other than the enamel, diamonds and gemstones, this lovely piece also has a wonderful articulated tail movement and very large size. The 132 diamonds in this lovely brooch are very high quality.
They are estimated to weigh over 1.85 carats total weight. 90 carats total, the high quality Columbian emerald is about 1.3 carats, and the 8 opals are about 4 carats.
This vintage plaque-à-jour multicolor enamel dragonfly brooch is made of 18 karats solid gold (both marked and tested). 4 1/2 inches from wing to wing and 3 inches from top to bottom. It weighs 33.75 grams. This magnificent plique-à-jour dragonfly gold brooch with multicolor enamel, diamond, emerald, and ruby stones is in excellent condition and truly stunning for its time and era, 1930s.
Plique-à-jour is a vitreous enamel technique where the enamel is applied in cells similar to cloisonné but with no backing in the final product, so that light can shine through the transparent enamel. It is like the miniature version of stained glass, technically much more challenging with high time consumption of up to 4 months per item.
The item "Antique 1930 Plique-à-jour 18K Gold Enamel Diamond Emerald Ruby Dragonfly Brooch" is in sale since Tuesday, September 29, 2015. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Pins, Brooches".
The seller is "sinasantiques" and is located in Los Gatos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.