Ruby and Diamond 9ct gold bar brooch
It is our pleasure to offer this extremely fine, small, mid to late 20th century, 9ct gold bar brooch with 3 marquise cut rubies and 2 small diamonds as accents on the hand-made, S shaped shoulders. This brooch was appraised in 1997 by the Gem Testing Laboratories Ltd of Wellington, New Zealand and is accompanied by their written report as follows –
“3 stone Ruby bar brooch, with 2 shoulder Diamonds in 9ct yellow gold and white gold. all hand made mount, yellow gold claw mounts for Rubies, small white gold S shaped shoulders, tapered 45mm yellow gold bar with chamfered ends, total weight approx.. 2.15grms.
3 Rubies, marquise shape, facetted mixed cutting, moderate to light purplish red colour. Colour scan No approx. 317/318, slight natural inclusions clarity approx. LI2. Approx. average size 2@ 4 x 2mm each, and 1 @ 5 x 3mm
2 shoulder diamonds. Small round single cut, est weight approx. 0.01ct each approx. total weight = 0.02ct.” The report is copied here as it was written, grammatical errors if any sit with the original and not the transcription. The valuation provided was $850. Keeping in mind that the valuation is 27 years old it represents a rough guide only and there could undoubtedly be debate around whether prices would have increased or decreased, none the less we have set a price which is less than the provided valuation with a view to selling the item in a timely manner. Postage will be determined at point of sale and is a cost to the buyer. We do this to ensure that our charges are accurate and fair. Therefore we respectfully ask that you contact us prior to purchase, so an accurate postage cost can be agreed.
If for any reason you find an item does not match the description (written or photographic) please contact Auld Curiosities by email within 7 days of the item arriving, to arrange return and refund.
Packaging and postage.
With every item we sell, it is our intention to take every possible care to have it delivered to you in the same condition as when it left our premises. For this reason, packaging is tailored to each item and provides the maximum protection that we consider the item requires. Any item that arrives in a damaged condition should be referred to your postal service in the first instance for assessment of their handling of the package. If satisfaction is still lacking then we will look to see whether our efforts have been inadequate for fair handling of an item and if it is found to be so we will refund the cost of the item. Postage has now become a major cost in ecommerce so we try to strike a balance that will not unduly add excessive cost to your purchase.