Edwardian Era Rhodolite & Faux Seed Pearl Brooch in 18K Gold

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This is an original, antique bar pin from the Edwardian Era, circa 1901-1915.

The pin features one (1) rose cut rhodolite garnet (described below) set in a ten prong basket setting.
Please note that several prong tips are damaged, but the gem is still secure.

Faux seed pearls are set along the bar as well as in a halo, framing the rhodolite.  These faux pearls are made of an iridescent glass that displays orient, as natural pearls would!

The brooch is fastened by a tension pin with handmade, stylized C-catch.

The brooch is not hallmarked, but tests solid 18 karat and weighs 6 grams.

Please note the minor damage to the gallery of the brooch.

Item Details
Vintage: Edwardian Era (circa 1901-1915)
Metal: 18K Gold
Hallmarks: None (Tests 18K)
Gross Weight: 6.0 grams (3.4 dwts)
Gemstone Details
Quantity: 1
Gem Variety: Rhodolite
Gem Species: Pyrope-Almandine
Gem Group: Garnet
Cut: Oval Rose Cut
Color: Purplish Red
Measurements: 8.77 x 7.53 x 3.89mm
Pearl Details
Type: Glass (Imitation Seed Pearl)
Quantity: 16