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
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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 …”