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Antique Edwardian 9ct Gold & Sodalite Brooch c.1905 - Constantine & Floyd
Ref: CA2030 / LA90712
This is a lovely brooch from the Edwardian era - the item consists of a large oval Sodalite stone which is mounted into a 9ct rose gold opened backed frame - the brooch also has a removable short gold safety chain.
As a crystal, Sodalite is believed to bring logic, rationality and efficiency to a persons life - it's also used in healing for conditions of the glands, diabetes and the digestive system to name a few.
The Sodalite stone is beautifully polished and is a deep navy blue colour with white flecks and feather like patterns - the reverse of the gold frame is marked 9ct for 9 carat gold and also has the manufacturers mark of C&F Ld which is Constantine & Floyd who were silversmiths and jewellery importers in the very early 20th century.
The brooch has a simple tube hinge and C clasp which is absolutely typical of the era - the pin also protrudes over the edge of frame which is another typical trait of early pieces - the reason the pins were so long is that clothing in the Victorian and Edwardian era was a lot heavier and thicker than is is now and therefore required a longer pin to secure it.
This is a really simple but striking piece of original Edwardian jewellery from circa 1905 - it would look fantastic with the right outfit!
The brooch measures 4.8cm length x 4.2cm width - the total weight is 13.5g.
Century Antiques has clarified that the Edwardian 9ct gold & sodalite brooch -
Constantine & Floyd (CA2030 / LA90712) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1905.
The condition of the piece all round is excellent all round - the stone is in good order and is without damage - the gold frame shows only the lightest signs of normal wear and is free from damage - the safety chain works as it should and can be removed and reattached as desired - the pin and catch also work exactly as they should.
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