Vintage Retro Blackamoor Lapel Brooch Gold Diamond Ruby Sapphire pin

This exotic, aesthetically enchanting and immaculately handcrafted Blackmore lapel brooch from the Retro era is inspired by Giulio Nardi's Morretto brooches, crafted in artfully textured 18-karat yellow gold, with a touch of white gold applied to diamond settings. It depicts the sculptured figure of a dark-skinned male servant including head, shoulders and the chest, with a bejeweled turban as head covering and official uniform of a servant. The body of the brooch is finely textured with botanical designs while the uniform and the turban are enriched with 0.45 carats of round-faceted diamonds graded H-I color and VS and SI clarity and 0.75 carats of blue sapphires and rubies, the latter mounted alternately to create a delightful color contrast. 

The diamonds are all set within 18 Karat white gold frames. The reverse features with incredible hand engraving and dual pins one of which equipped with a tubular lock for additional safety. Blackmore jewelry was pioneered by Giulio Nardi of Italy in the early 1920’s. He became popular throughout Europe for his Blackmore Moretto brooches depicting the head and shoulders of turbaned Moor of Venice, which are still highly collectible. This fascinating Blackmore lapel brooch is in pristine condition.

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18.9 grams
58 mm long x 28 mm wide (Max. ) x 12 mm
18.9 grams
58 mm long x 28 mm wide (Max. ) x 12 mm
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