Maple leaf brooch 1960’s

Cornelian brooch Carneool kornalijn

Brooch in the shape of a maple leaf in cornelian, white gold and diamonds. The characteristic leaf of the maple tree is the most widely recognized national symbol of Canada.

Cornelian (also spelled carnelian)  is a variety of the mineral chalcedony, colored pale orange to an intense dark reddish-brown by iron oxide. Since Roman times this stone was used to make engraved gems for signet or seal rings.

A Cornelian dilemma is an inner conflict in which someone is forced to choose between two courses of action either of which will have a detrimental effect on himself or herself or on someone near to him or her.

  • Period        1960’s  hallmark RMU, possibly German.
  • Material     750/1000 whitegold,  cornelian, diamonds
  • Size             51 x 40 mm
  • Weight        9,7 grams
  • Condition   Good
  • Price            € 870

We offer high quality pieces of jewellery and silverware in excellent condition. Antiques and vintage items may show mild wear. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question. We are pleased to send you additional information regarding the above piece, Ref.Nr: AI 1068/1

Cornelian brooch Maple leaf 1960'sCornelian brooch Maple leaf 1960's back

The English Romantic poet Lord Byron (1788–1824) established an intimate friendship with John Edleston. As a pledge of their love, Edleston in 1806 gave Byron a cornelian brooch, to which Byron refers in the series of poems.

THE  CORNELIAN  “No specious splendour of this stone, Endears it to my memory ever; With lustre only once it shone, and blushes modest as the giver …”

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