EDITH LINNELL (worked c.1900-c.1930)

Wonderful Arts & Crafts Brooch

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EDITH LINNELL (worked c.1900-c.1930)

Wonderful Arts & Crafts Brooch

Silver Ruby Sapphire Laboratory Ruby

H  3.50 cm (1.38 in)  |  W  6.00 cm (2.36 in)

Origin United Kingdom, c. 1920
Case Fitted Case
Condition Very good
Weight 20.60 Troy Ounces (640.66 grams)

Arts & Crafts Double Circle Brooch with fabulous colouring of natural rubies & sapphires.
The two cabochon genuine laboratory rubies have the same chemical composition, crystal structure, optical & physical properties as mined rubies & have the same Mohs hardness of 9. They were first made in Switzerland in 1880 & would have cost the same as natural rubies. They were chosen for their purity & colour.

Literature:
cf. Silver Jewelry Designs
Nancy. N. Schiffer, 1996, illustrated page 105

Price Code

Ref No   1390

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