Annular brooch; gold, emeralds, pink and blue sapphires, pearls; of circular form with eight bosses; the bosses alternately openwork set with a winged beast, emerald, pink sapphire; from each boss a projection set alternately with pearls and sapphires; Culture/periodLate Medieval term details Date14thC
Disk Brooch Date: second half 7th century Culture: Frankish Medium: Gold sheet, filigree, moonstone/adularia, glass cabochons, garnets, mother-of-pearl, and moonstone Dimensions: Overall: 2 5/16 x 3/4 x 2 5/16 in. (5.8 x 1.9 x 5.8 cm) Classification: Metalwork-Gold Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
"Oxwich Brooch" 14th Century This brooch was commissioned by The National Museum of Wales. Sterling Silver, 18ct gold plated, Simulated Rubies and natural Iolites. Measures 2.5 inches in diameter. I recreated the brooch in what is considered the original gemstones,(Rubies and Sapphires) as at present the brooch has three Cameos (quiet possibly a later replacement as they are ill fitting).
Ring brooch, gold, set with rubies and saphires. The small-scale brooch set on the front with four rubies in rectangular settings alternating with six settings comprising two small collets each set with sapphires, flanking a pierced oval opening. The front is decorated with punch work, the reverse is plain. England, ca 1275-1300