A classic early Australian piece by Johnson and Simonsen of Melbourne. circa 1900. This starburst can be worn as either a pendant or a brooch. It was cleverly designed so that the pin does not interfere when the piece is worn as a pendant, the pendant bail tucks away neatly when worn as a brooch.
Made in 9ct gold throughout and hallmarked to the reverse with the hallmarking system developed by the Manufacturing Jewellers Association of Victoria, including the compass hallmark used by Johnson and Simonsen.
The starburst is set with natural seed pearls and garnet topped doublets imitating rubies.
The starburst measures 33.5mm in diameter, not including the bail. It has a depth of 12.7mm.
The pendant has a drop of 40mm.
Weighs 4.3 grams.
***Please note this listing is for the pendant/brooch only, the chain is not included and appears in the photographs for styling purposes only.