Madeira Citrine & Diamond Brooch C. 1940s

Madeira Citrine & Diamond Brooch C. 1940s

Dating to the 1940s, this exquisite brooch was handmade in Portugal in 21.6k (90% gold), with deep-orange Madeira citrines. The name of this honey-colored gem is derived from the delicious Portuguese wine produced in the Madeira Islands. About .15 carats of Full-Cut diamonds, graded G color and VS clarity, adorn the swirling scrollwork on top, which hides the secure pin-back closure. This vintage brooch measures 3 and 1/2 inches long by 1 and 3/4 inches at its widest point.

The Portuguese Crown Jewels cause fascination to many, including us! As Portuguese kings were neither crowned nor anointed, there was certain symbolic insignia that became crucial in their acclamation as the new reigning sovereign - the ultimate symbols of power. Throughout Portuguese history, the remarkable Portuguese Crown Jewels were worn by the many kings and queens of Portugal. The jewels that can be seen today as part of the iconic Portuguese Crown Jewels were made for King John VI and King Luis I, and without a doubt the crown is one of the most important pieces, but the sceptre also became a beloved symbol in both Brazilian and Portuguese history, even appearing on its flags!

This sceptre-inspired brooch is sure to make you feel like Portuguese royalty!

Inventory # P12601

Regular price $2,200.00 USD Sale