This brooch nearly had us fooled…… so we took it off to A EXPERT who told us that NO it is NOT the real thing……….
It is almost certainly made of silver but it has no hall-marks – presumably indicating that it was made abroad. Therefore we call it ‘white metal’ and the ‘rocks’ are not real diamonds but merely crystal. Sigh!
Still comfort yourself with this thought… the best thing about roses is the colour (this brooch has virtually none) and scent (this brooch has no scent at all) which makes us wonder what on earth the silversmith who made it was thinking of! Daft or what?
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying,
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying
Robert Herrick (urging people to take advantage of life while young)
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may
Before somebody else does
And these two flowers that smile today
Will smile tomorrow and the day after as well……
Cybergrot (urging people to buy this jolly nice brooch)
This rose brooch it is a pretty thing, rather well made and certainly pleasing. We are offering it for a knock-down price.
About 1½ inches long.