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Alaskan Flower - Vintage Gold Plated Black Alaskan Diamond & Crystal Pinwheel Flower Brooch. This pretty brooch is crafted from gold plate over metal. The brooch features marques shaped black alaskan diamonds, round cut crystals, vintage styling, and quality craftsmanship. This brooch is made in the form of a flower, which is set with beautiful black Alaskan diamond petals.The brooch is also set with sparkling clear crystals, which adds contrast to the piece. The back of the brooch features its original pin, and a rotating secure lock, in perfect working order. This vintage brooch would be a great addition to any vintage jewelry collection.

History: here were massive deposits of Hematite in the tributaries above Egypt.When an earthquake dislodged a deposit, it ran into the water, turning it red and deadly to the inhabitants downstream. Hematite has also been called “Black Alaskan Diamond” although it is neither black nor a Diamond. 

Joseph Strasser could be credited with the precursor to our present-day Rhinestone, but it was really when Georg Freidrich Strass in 1760 invented the first ever rhinestone (artificial gemstone) from a special type of crystal found in the Rhine River that the stones we know today were born.

What Is Gold-plated Jewelry? Gold-plated jewelry is a type of metal jewelry covered with a very thin layer of real gold. The process was invented in 1805 by Italian chemist Luigi Brugnatelli who plated a very thin gold layer on top of silver.


Measurements: Brooch 61.00 mm x 48.00 mm 

Stone Size: Black Alaskan Diamond (Marquise) 20.00 mm x 7.00 mm    Crystal Rhinestones (Round) 8.50 mm - 4.00 mm 

Weight: 14.40 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America 

Date: Circa 1960

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