by Emile Vernier Rose Cut Diamonds 18k Yellow Gold Art Nouveau Brooch Pin c1890s

Description: You are looking at a striking diamond and 18k yellow gold brooch by Emile Seraphin Vernier (1852-1927).  This gorgeous brooch features a profile of a maiden featuring rose cut diamonds in her hair and around her neck all set in a wonderfully detailed 18k yellow gold setting.  It is unusually to see this level of workmanship and detail on a piece from that time, it is also quite difficult to find an Emile Vernier piece with diamonds.  Emile Seraphin Vernier was a famous French medalist, engraver,sculptor, esteemed expert on antique Egyptian jewelry and president of Societe des artistes decorateaurs.  We attribute this brooch to the very beginning of the Art Nouveau era likely late 1890s.  This is a great historic piece both as a striking piece of jewelry and a collectible.

Metals: 18k yellow gold

Gemstones: twelve rose cut diamonds

Total Weight: 10.2g

Dimensions: 25.8mm diameter (around 1")

Markings: hallmarked VE

Other information: France, c. late 1890s

Style: Art Nouveau

Condition:  estate item in very good condition consistent with normal wear, small scuff on the front and some minor scratches on the gold to be expected on an item 120 years old