Topaz parure, 1830s
Property of a Lady
Comprising: a necklace designed as three rows of circular linking set at intervals with foiled oval topaz, suspending a similarly-set detachable pendant, length approximately 416mm; two brooches similarly set, the larger decorated with polished star motifs, a pair of similarly-set earrings, later screw fittings, and two drops, each similarly set with oval topaz, smaller brooch and earrings converted from another jewel.
Largest topaz on necklace measures approximately 15.1 x 12.4mm (unable to access depth due to closed back settings), smallest topaz in pendant measures approximately 6.1 x 5.2mm (unable to access depth due to closed back settings). One stone in centre of larger brooch measures approximately 13.4 x 9.7mm (unable to access depth due to closed back settings). Topaz throughout is in good condition, some small abrasions to facet edges visible upon close inspection. Earrings measure approximately 12mm long with later screw fittings marked 9ct. Pendant measures approximately 58 x 47mm. Larger brooch measures approximately 88mm x 39mm, smaller brooch measures approximately 28mm, later pin fitting. Drops measure approximately 35mm. Combined gross weight approximately 102 grams. Overall condition good.
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