A whimsical turtle brooch designed by French designer Jean Vitau in solid 18K gold with twinkling diamonds and shimmering mother of pearl. This large pin is expertly designed with carefully carved mother of pearl panels for the turtle’s shell. His legs, head, and even tail are set with bright brilliant cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 3.2 carats. The sides of the shell are lined with orange-colored diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.14 carats. Inky blue sapphires are set for his eyes, weighing approximately 0.2 carats. Beautiful workmanship throughout.
The back of the pin is stamped “JEAN VITAU 750” for maker’s mark and 18K gold purity marks. A charming and timeless piece to add to your jacket lapel or sweater!
Metal: 18K Yellow Gold
Weight: 26.4 grams
White Diamonds: Approximately 3.2 carats
Orange Diamonds: Approximately 1.14 carats
Sapphires: Approximately 0.2 carats
Measurements: 1.9 inches long by 2 inches wide
Markings: “JEAN VITAU 750”
Condition: In very good vintage condition with some surface wear on the mother of pearl and gold.
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