3.48 ct Diamond and 0.53 ct Ruby, Platinum Pendant / Brooch - Antique Circa 1900

GBP 9,295.00

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Object Description

A magnificent and exceptional antique 3.48 carat diamond and 0.53 carat ruby, platinum and 18 carat yellow gold pendant / brooch; part of our diverse antique jewellery collections

This magnificent, fine and impressive ruby and diamond pendant/brooch has been crafted in platinum with an 18 ct yellow gold ruby setting.

The simple yet effective square, pierced decorated frame displays a central feature 0.48 ct Old European round cut diamond, claw set within four fleur-de-lys shaped millegrain decorated settings.

The central arrangement is surrounded by a rectangular 18 ct yellow gold setting ornamented with sixteen square stepped cut natural rubies.

A millegrain decorated flower and pinnate leaf design embellished with forty-four pavé and collet set Old European cut diamonds surrounds the rubies.

Thirty-six channel set square mine cut diamonds are displayed in the exterior border, which completes the overall design.

This versatile ruby pendant is suspended from a contemporary 18 ct white gold hallmarked trace chain via a detachable, flared suspension loop attachment accented with three pavé set Old European cut diamonds.

This stunning antique pendant can also be worn as a brooch via a detachable screw fit, hinged pin and clasp fastening.

This fine example of early 1900’s craftsmanship is stamped to the reverse with the maker’s mark ‘BILLINGS’*.

This fine pendant/brooch has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as platinum and 18 ct gold.

The diamond and ruby brooch is supplied with an independent diamond grading certificate for the central diamond in addition to an independent diamond grading report card for the supporting stones.

NOTE *BILLINGS – Chester Billings & Son (1897-1910) was the successor to Randel, Baremore & Billings (1880-1897). Based in New York, Billings was also a London diamond importer.

Diamond Quality
Feature Diamond
Colour G
Clarity VVS2
Cut Old European round
Content 0.48 carat
Dimensions 4.79mm x 4.70mm x 2.83mm

Supporting Diamonds
Colour (average grades) H
Clarity (average grades) SI2
Cut Square mine/Old European
Content (total) 3.00 carats

Total Diamond Content
3.48 carats

Ruby Quality
Colour Natural
Cut Square step
Content (total) 0.53 carat

Length of drop 4.4cm/1.73″
Width of setting 3.5cm/1.37″
Chain length 45.72cm/18″

9.40 grams (excluding chain)

Object History

Maker: Chester Billings & Son
Date: Circa 1900
Origin: NewYork/London

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Object Condition

This magnificent pendant/brooch is exceptional quality, set with natural rubies displaying fine colour and brilliance.

The very high colour graded diamonds display a fine white colour and brilliance.

The brooch is a very good gauge of platinum and is in excellent condition, with a clear mark to the reverse of the setting.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)191 240 2645
+44 (0)7836 286218

Dealer Location

35b St Georges Terrace
Tyne and Wear

Tel: +44 (0) 191 240 2645

Fax: +44 (0) 191 240 2647

VAT: GB 500 0310 42

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