An 18K yellow gold (750/000) hand made brooch in the style of Mellerio from the 1960 in the form of a rose. The hart of the rose consists of round brilliant cut diamonds. The flower petals are of fine woven gold wire. The rose has 3 fine solid leaves and a stem. The brooch has a secured curved double pin with safety lock. The brooch can also be worn as a pendant. The brilliant cut diamonds are prong set and approximately 1x 0.12 cts, 4 x 0.07 and 16 x 0.04 cts and of SI1/SI2 clarity and I-J color. The diamonds are set on a curved plate and can be unscrewed. The idea behind this system is that the diamond platform can be interchanged with other precious gemstones. The letters BTE SGDG revere to this invention and stands for that the French government was not liable for the working of the product.
The hallmarks are stamped on the back and on one leg of the double pins: "Tete de femme" and “bigorne” and both French export signs for 18K gold. BTE SGDG: “Sans Garantie du Gouvernement”, this mention was in use between 1844 and 1968. "Bte" is short for "breveté" (="patented") and " S.G.D.G." stands for "Sans Garantie Du Gouvernement" ="without government guarantee" and means that the government was not liable for the working of the product.
Diamonds : 21 diamonds with a total carat weight circa 1.04 cts. The stones are graded and tested in their setting.
Total gross weight: 24 grams Length: 5.5 cm
The brooch is in mint condition.
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Material 18K gold, Yellow gold Era 1950 - 1960 Organic No Gemstone Diamond Signed No