Condition: excellent condition - (more info on our condition scale)
Country of origin: France
Style: something between the Late-Victorian and Belle Epoque style - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and theintroduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration.
Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. And the Belle Époque style (Belle Époque is French for "Beautiful Era") was a period in European social history that began during the late 19th century and lasted until World War I. Occurring during the time of the French Third Republicand the German Empire, the "Belle Époque" was named in retrospect, when it began to be considered a "golden age" the major powers of Europe, new technologies improved lives and the commercial arts adapted Renaissance and eighteenth-century stylesto modern forms. In the newly rich United States, emerging from the Panic of 1873, the comparable epoch was dubbed the Gilded Age. In the United Kingdom, this epoch overlaps the end of what is called the Victorian Era there and the period named theEdwardian Era. - See also: late-Victorianor more info on styles
Period: ca. 1900 - (events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era)
Source of inspiration: cars
Theme: This model has a lot of resemblance with the "Velo" model (1894) by German inventor Carl Benz
Material: Silver on top and backed with 18K yellow gold (see explanation on silver on gold). - (more info on precious metals)
Diamonds:33 rose cut diamonds and senailles. A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets. We do not have the weight of the rose cuts diamonds nor the senailles which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cut diamonds and senailles. Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Precious stones:Two rubies - (more info on precious stones)
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and ruby for July. - (more info on birthstones)
Hallmarks: We are not 100% sure of the origin of this jewel, but we do know it is native of one of the French colonies because it carries a control mark representing an ant. - (more info on hallmarks)
Dimensions: car 1,24 cm (0,49 inch) x 0,90 cm (0,35 inch) and the total lenght of the pin 6,80 cm (2,68 inch)