La Belle Époque, or the beautiful era (1871-1914), produced jewelry that was truly deserving of the namesake– and this is among the finest examples! Elegant curves and dynamic shapes characterize this stunning diamond brooch that dates back to around 1890. The diamond-studded shapes are beautifully complimented with open cut-outs that give the sizable brooch a light, airy quality. Despite its delicate, lacy design, it remains bold in its size, catching the eye on whatever it is fastened to, yet also looks gorgeous strung on a chain as a pendant! The brooch is handmade in platinum and set with about 1.50 carats in total weight of near colorless G grade, VS clarity grade old mine cut diamonds. The center stone is about half a carat, a matching G color and SI1 clarity grade. The pinback is made of 18k white gold with a C catch. The brooch measures about 1 7/8 inches by 1 inch. The chain pictured is sold separately and can be found here.