An Exceptional Aquamarine and Diamond Brooch

English, circa 1910


comprising of an oval cut stone measuring 47.65mm in length, 29.1mm high and 16.05mm deep, mounted within a border of brilliant cut diamonds, suspending a detachable pear-shaped stone measuring 54mm high, 31.45mm wide and 19.42mm deep, topped with a diamond set cap.

Presented in its original tooled red leather case, the lid satin stamped ‘Garrard & Co Ltd, Goldsmiths and Jewellers, &c. TO THE KING, By Special Appointment TO THE CROWN, 24 Albemarle St, W.’

The accompanying certificate from the American Gemmological Laboratory states that “such a combination of outstanding attributes as an exceptional size, intriguing colour, high clarity and fine cut are exceedingly rare.”

Accompanied by a diamond set frame which allows the oval top stone to be worn as a tiara.


Fabergé and the Russian Jewellers (Wartski, 2006), illustrated in the accompanying catalogue as number 198.