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  • 1900 Brooch Antique 1900 Jargoon Ruby Sapphire Silver Gilt Kondakoora Brooch
  • 1900 Brooch Antique 1900 Jargoon Ruby Sapphire Silver Gilt Kondakoora Brooch
  • 1900 Brooch Antique 1900 Jargoon Ruby Sapphire Silver Gilt Kondakoora Brooch
  • 1900 Brooch Antique 1900 Jargoon Ruby Sapphire Silver Gilt Kondakoora Brooch
  • 1900 Brooch Antique 1900 Jargoon Ruby Sapphire Silver Gilt Kondakoora Brooch
  • 1900 Brooch Antique 1900 Jargoon Ruby Sapphire Silver Gilt Kondakoora Brooch
  • 1900 Brooch Antique 1900 Jargoon Ruby Sapphire Silver Gilt Kondakoora Brooch
  • 1900 Brooch Antique 1900 Jargoon Ruby Sapphire Silver Gilt Kondakoora Brooch
  • 1900 Brooch Antique 1900 Jargoon Ruby Sapphire Silver Gilt Kondakoora Brooch
  • 1900 Brooch Antique 1900 Jargoon Ruby Sapphire Silver Gilt Kondakoora Brooch
  • 1900 Brooch Antique 1900 Jargoon Ruby Sapphire Silver Gilt Kondakoora Brooch

1900

Antique 1900 Jargoon Ruby Sapphire Silver Gilt Kondakoora Brooch

£345.00 GBP

This beautiful brooch is incredibly unusual, it is called a 'Kondakoora' hairpin. These pins were worn by women in Sri Lanka from the 18th century to the early 20th century. A 'kondakoora' is identified by the arrow shaped end and boteh shaped finial.


The pin is set in silver with highlights of silver gilt. Silver gilt is silver with a gold colour of the top. The piece is set with rose-cut jargoons, also known as 'Matara diamonds'. These pale blue stones were used to imitate diamonds but they are actually blue zircon. They sit alongside a ruby and four pink sapphires.


This piece would have been a hairpin and it was converted into a brooch.


ERA

1900


HALLMARKS

None, tested Silver


MEASUREMENT

The pin measures 9.7cm / 3.8" in length and 2.7cm / 1" in width.


WEIGHT

15.19g


CONDITION

The pin is in excellent antique condition.


SKU

5537

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