1970s Vintage Tiffany and Co. 18K Gold, Diamond and Ruby Unicorn Brooch.
Features .70 cttw Diamonds, 2 Rubies and a richly textured 18K Gold Body. Lapel Pin or Brooch, this is a versatile stunner!
This exquisitely detailed Magical Unicorn brooch is as Intriguing as it is Beautiful. The design is true to the Unicorn's depiction in Heraldry. Coats of Arms depict the Unicorn as a horse with a goat's beard and cloven hooves and a lion's tail. From the tip of the twisted horn to the tiny hooves, the captivating design will delight you.
The Unicorn rests gently, yet attentively. The Unicorn's elegant head is set with 2 Ruby eyes. The horn is crafted from twisted 18K Yellow and White Gold. Individually set diamonds wrap around the Unicorn's neck creating an Elegant Necklace while a Single Diamond rests on the Unicorn's rear hoof.
The richly textured 18K Gold creates depth and dimension. The hairlike texture on the body accents the musculature and creates graceful lines. It lends a sense of movement to the tail and beard. Finely detailed diminutive ears, fine nostrils and dainty hooves provide elegant finishing touches.
Measuring 4.5 centimeters long x 4.5 centimeters wide, this perfectly balanced Brooch will Elegantly enhance any ensemble. Wear it as a Lapel Pin or Brooch and enjoy a bit of Whimsy!
Dimensions: 4.5 centimeters long (tip of horn to hoof) x 4.5 centimeters wide (hoof to tail)
Metal: 18 Karat Yellow and White Gold
Stones: Diamonds, Rubies
Weight: 22.1 grams
Hallmark: Tiffany, 18K
Cut: Round Brilliant
Carat Weight: .70 carat total weight (Quantity 7)
*Retail Value $20,000 USD
Time Period: Vintage jewelry refers to jewelry that has been previously owned and is usually at least 20 years old. This period includes jewelry from the early 1990's, 1980's and before. Vintage jewelry is typically classified by decade. Each decade has it's own identity, style and flair that reflect the influences of the time. These influences can be seen in both fine and costume pieces.
Description of Era: Jewelry from each decade expresses the spirit of that time. The 1950s were about Hollywood glam! Jewelry was big, colorful and expressive. Gemstones and Gold offered various hues for statement Cocktail jewelry.
The Color trend continued into the 1960s but affordable fashion for the masses replaced status glam. Textured gold and synthetic materials formed geometric pieces in colors designed to Pop!
Men joined the party in the 1970s as trends reflected self-expression, multi-culturalism and natural materials. Birthstone gem jewelry, chokers, metals, ankle bracelets, colorful beads and larger-than-life hoop earrings rocked the decade.
The 1980s continued the affordable fashion trend of the '60s and redefined '50s glitz. Gold plating, faux pearls, colored glass and CZ were used in over-the-top, bold, glamorous, statement pieces. Rings, bracelets, brooches, necklaces...more was more! Statement jewelry, layering, big, the '80s were about expressing individuality.
Chokers, gemstones, bangles and hoops continued into the 1990s though a bit more understated. Name necklaces arrived and layering was here to stay.
Vintage style is Now. Color, layering, stacking, gold and more. Vintage is about expressing who you are and VERMA collects authentic vintage pieces just for you.
When you choose to go vintage with VERMA, you are cutting out the use for further mining and environmental damages which are a byproduct. We acquire our previously owned pieces from estates and individuals. We know the provenance of our pieces and you know that each pre-loved piece is environmentally friendly. Each piece has a story to tell and a new chapter to write with you.