* An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Shell, Diamond and Colored Diamond Brooch, in the style of Verdura, consisting of an orange lion's paw shell set against a latticework gold back and held with conforming gold sections, two at the flared base and five at the fan form top, the gold sections pave set with numerous round brilliant cut diamonds and yellow diamonds (origin of color not tested) weighing approximately 5.92 carats total, brooch measures approximately 74.00 x 69.00 mm. Stamp: 750 D5.92. 26.50 dwts. Estimate $ 3,000-5,000
The pin stem is stamped with WR.
All stones present and securely set, no signs of repair to the metalwork, the shell shows one small chip to the top edge to one side but otherwise no obvious wear, the pin stem and clasp are in fine working order.
Diamond Characteristics (graded in setting) Color: approximately half G-I, approximately half Light Yellow to Light Brown Clarity: VS1-SI2 Cut: Good to Very Good Condition: no signs of wear visible at 10X magnification
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Shell, Diamond and Colored Diamond Brooch, 26.50 dwts.