Hazelnut

19th century · Brooch · Hazelnut · Natural pearls · Nut · Rosecut diamonds · Victorian
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CORYLUS avellana

Hazelnut

Brooch

Unknown, Mid European

Approximately 1880

Unknown

Natural pearls and rose-cut diamonds

30 x 25 mm

8,4 grams

Good

Sold

 

 

Natural (or ‘orient’) pearls, formed without human intervention, are rare. When a parasite enters the shell of a mollusc, the irritated mollusc covers the intruder with nacre, mother of pearl; which is the same material it uses to line its shell. This secretion process is repeated many times, thus producing a pearl.

‘Natural pearl’ is a registered Cibjo term for pearls that are not cultivated. The beauty and value of this natural product are defined by shape, size, lustre and surface quality. This hazelnut brooch comes with a certificate.

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