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FRENCH ANTIQUE STERLING PASTE LARGE Tudor Rose Flower PIN BEST ON EBAY OLD


FRENCH ANTIQUE STERLING PASTE LARGE Tudor Rose Flower PIN BEST ON EBAY OLD
FRENCH ANTIQUE STERLING PASTE LARGE Tudor Rose Flower PIN BEST ON EBAY OLD
FRENCH ANTIQUE STERLING PASTE LARGE Tudor Rose Flower PIN BEST ON EBAY OLD
FRENCH ANTIQUE STERLING PASTE LARGE Tudor Rose Flower PIN BEST ON EBAY OLD
FRENCH ANTIQUE STERLING PASTE LARGE Tudor Rose Flower PIN BEST ON EBAY OLD
FRENCH ANTIQUE STERLING PASTE LARGE Tudor Rose Flower PIN BEST ON EBAY OLD

FRENCH ANTIQUE STERLING PASTE LARGE Tudor Rose Flower PIN BEST ON EBAY OLD   FRENCH ANTIQUE STERLING PASTE LARGE Tudor Rose Flower PIN BEST ON EBAY OLD
Please have a look at my other quality jewelry auctions that are now running! FROM MY OWN COLLECTION A SUPERLATIVE AND VERY SCARCE ITEM THAT IS FOR THE AVID COLLCTOR OF ANTIQUE PASTE. NOT QUITE AS OLD AS VICTORIAN, BUT DATING TO THE 1920-30'S THIS AMAZING FLOWER PIN RESEMBLES DIAMONDS BIG TIME!

I COULD NOT OF COURSE, CAPTURE THE FIRE AND SHINE IN THESE STONES IN MY PHOTOS. LOTS OF GRANULATION AROUND THE EDGES OF THIS VERY FINE HANDMADE BROOCH. HAS DIMENSION AND THE FLOWER HAS THREE LAYERS TO IT.

WHAT MOST DEALERS CALL PASTE IS NOT PASTE AT ALL BUT ARE EITHER RHINESTONES OR GLASS. REAL PASTE STARTED BEING MADE IN FRANCE IN THE 1600'S TO ALLOW THE RICH TO HAVE THEIR PRECIOUS DIAMOND JEWELRY COPIED, PASTE USED INSTEAD OF DIAMONDS, SO THAT WHEN THEY WENT IN THEIR CARRIAGES AND WERE TRAVELLING, ROBBERS ABOUNDED, AND WOULD STEAL THE JEWELRY BEING WORN, WITH THE REAL STUFF BEING LEFT BACK AT THE CASTLE! THEREFORE, THESE STONES "DO" LOOK LIKE DIAMONDS. ALSO REAL PASTE HAS AN ELEMNT OF LEAD IN IT TO MAKE THE STONES DANCE!

ALL THE STONES ARE HELD BY STERLING WIDE PRONGS AND THERE ARE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT SIZED PASTE STONES USED THROUGHOUT FROM VERY TINY TO LARGE. MEASURES 2 1/4 LONG AND WEIGHS A RESPECTABLE 28.6 GRAMS. ALL ORIGINAL HAVING HAD NO REPAIRS AND NO REPLACEMENTS. THE PIN BACK WORKS WELL AND IS VERY SECURE. I HAVE WORN THIS OVER THE YEARS TO ALL OF THE WEDDINGS IN MY FAMILY AND I DO BELIEVE EVERYONE HAS ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT THIS WAS MY "DIAMOND DRESS UP PIN".

IT REALLY IS WONDERFUL AND THEY ARE JUST NOT OUT THERE ANY MORE. THEY ARE ALL IN THE HANDS OF COLLECTORS. THIS ONE IS SURE TO PLEASE AND WILL NOT DISAPPOINT. THE LEAVES ARE NOT FLAT BUT UNDULATE AND CURVE. ALL STONES ARE VERY WHITE AND VERY CLEAR AND THE METAL ALMOST HAS THE LOOK OF PLATINUM WITH A GREYISH (NOT TARNISHED) FEEL TO IT. A WORK OF ART FOR SURE! THANKS SO MUCH FOR LOOKING! The item "FRENCH ANTIQUE STERLING PASTE LARGE Tudor Rose Flower PIN BEST ON EBAY OLD" is in sale since Sunday, May 26, 2013. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "sushilover06" and is located in Lincoln Park, New Jersey.

This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe.

  1. Metal: Silver
  2. Metal Purity: STERLING
  3. Main Stone: FRENCH PASTE STONES
  4. Country of Manufacture: France


FRENCH ANTIQUE STERLING PASTE LARGE Tudor Rose Flower PIN BEST ON EBAY OLD   FRENCH ANTIQUE STERLING PASTE LARGE Tudor Rose Flower PIN BEST ON EBAY OLD