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Item Code:AJPOB0010

A fabulous Sapphire and Diamond Comet brooch, Circa 1950s.   We're enamoured by the design, quality and craftsmanship of this brooch!

Featuring a spray of fourteen natural deep rich royal blue round cut claw set Sapphires.

With a fancy bow of 3.50 carats of old mine eight cut Diamonds.

Quality:  H Colour  Clarity:  VS1

The single cut features eight crown facets and eight pavilion facets.

Dating back to the 1300s, this antique Diamond cut is set apart from others by its octagonal shape and its simple, elegant design.

The Diamonds have immense fire and sparkle captivating the allure of natures beauty.

The sheer number of Sapphires and Diamonds used and the intricate nature of the craftsmanship involved in this setting creates a stunning effect!

Finely handcrafted lustrous Platinum for a modern finish.

The whiteness and lustre of Platinum enhances the colour of the Diamonds and Sapphires.

This is a spectacular example of a 1950's Comet brooch that is sure to dazzle and impress all who see.

In fantastic condition a lovely Heirloom quality antique brooch is truly a sweet delight.

Diamonds are the birthstone of April. Sapphires are the birthstone of September.


Of the 6339 now known comets, with more being discovered all the time, Halley’s is the most famous comet in history. It was named after Edward Halley (1656 - 1741) the Royal Astronomer who calculated its orbit in 1682.

He determined that the comets seen in 1531 and 1607 were one and the same, and that it consistently followed a 76 year old orbit. Thus it was seen again in 1758, 1835, 1910 and 1986.

Unusually very bright it is visible to the naked eye and it has been observed and recorded by astronomers since at least 240 BC. Clear records were made of its appearances by Chinese, Babylonian, Classical Greek, Roman and Medieval European Chroniclers.

It is thought by theologians that the comet’s sighting in 12 BC, only a few years from the assigned date of Christ’s birth, could explain the biblical phenomena of the Star of Bethlehem.

In Giotto’s painting of the ‘Adoration of the Magi’ the Bethlehem Star was modelled on the fire coloured comet he had seen four years earlier in 1301 AD.

Steeped in English history a unique and captivating piece of 1950s craftsmanship which looks fabulous when worn.

We are happy to provide a detailed professional appraisal indicating a replacement value for insurance purposes on request for your item on completion of the sale.
Total brooch weight:    12.8  grams
Overall design measures: 40 x 50 mm

The video however provides a truer representation of the actual colour and showcases the brooch.

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Note: Stones have not been removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting. All Diamond and Gemstone weights have been approximated by measurement and formula and may vary from actual weights.

All pictures are completely unedited but are zoomed in to show all detail.

Please note that photographs are significantly bigger than the actual item and show any blemishes up more than in real life.

Only £2,400.00

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