Retro Blossom- Vintage 12K Gold Filled Paste Flower Brooch (VBR235)

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Retro Blossom - Vintage 12K Gold Filled Paste Flower Brooch. This wonderful brooch is crafted from 12K gold fill, hallmarked 1/20 12K GP. This brooch feature five faceted oval shaped faceted blue paste gems, sixteen marquise paste gems, 5 round cut paste gemstones, vintage Retro styling, and quality craftsmanship. The gallery on this brooch is made in a floral motif, which is set with sky blue and clear paste gemstones. The brooch is framed by a circular gold frame, which is a characteristic of Retro jewelry. The pin on the back of the brooch locks in place with a secure rotary type mechanism.  The vintage brooch looks gorgeous when worn, truly a great addition to any vintage jewelry collection. 

History:Paste jewellery dates back to France during the 18th century when a jeweller named Georges Frederic Stras began hand crafting fine-quality Paste jewellery in 1724. He was quickly then appointed as “Jeweller to the King”, and began making Paste jewellery for King Louis XV of France.

The history of gold-filled jewellery traces back to early 19th century England, where this technique was patented to create semi-precious and better-quality custom jewellery during the Victorian Era.


Measurements: Brooch  58.00 mm x 46.00 mm 

Stone Size: Paste gemstones (Glass) 13.00 mm - 9.00 mm  (Marquise)  6.00 mm x 2.50 mm   (Small Paste)3.00 mm 

Weight: 25.50 grams 

Condition: Very Good      Note: Minor age related signs of wear , which does not take away from the beauty of the brooch.

Origin: Europe   

Date: Circa 1940

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