|A magnificent Diamond and Ruby 18K yellow Gold brooch in tortoise shape, very light weight work, the shell centering a larger bezel-set rose-cut diamond circa 1.25 carats within a facetted ruby and old-cut diamond surround. The head has been enhanced by an oval ruby. The small old-cut Diamonds and Burmese Ruby details on the turtle shell add to the exquisite look.
The tortoise and its longevity, have intrigued humans since ever and this one is a magnificent sample paying homage to this wonderful icons. Made in the 1940-1950.
Diamond (center) approx. 1.25 carats
Diamonds (old cut) approx.: 0.54 carat
Rubies approx. : 1.90 carats
Net weight : 8.74 grams