A lovely Art Nouveau depiction of the Greek goddess Iris worked in 14K yellow gold. The goddess wears an elaborate floral headdress punctuated with an old mine cut diamond. Her wings, in folded position, can just be seen behind her shoulders. The brooch is finished with a garland of iris blossoms and foliage. Iris was the goddess of the rainbow and, as such, connected the earthly and heavenly worlds. The back of the brooch retains the original c-clasp and watch hook. It can easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail at the top. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
- Origin: America, ca. 1900.
- Condition: excellent, sharp detail; the pinstem appears to be original, but is not gold.
- Dimensions: 1" diameter.
- Weight: 10.3 grams.
- Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .02 carat.