A Demantoid Garnet Laurel Leaf Brooch

French, c.1910


in the form of a branch of laurel, the stem set with circular diamonds mounted in platinum and yellow gold , the leaves set with calibre cut demantoid garnets mounted in gold, punctuated with diamond set berries.

French assay mark for 18ct yellow gold.

Length: 7.5cm

In the language of love, laurel is often used as a rebus for Amor Vincit Omnia (Love Conquerors All), a phrase taken from a poem by Virgil.