made in St. Petersburg in the 1880s – 1890s.
This Victorian era crescent moon brooch is finely crafted in 14K gold. The crescent is set with a row of sparkling old mine cut diamonds and a row of well-matched natural rubies.
The brooch is marked on pin with 56 zolotnik old Russian gold standard, St. Petersburg coat of arms, and maker’s initials.
The frame is engraved with the Roman numeral ‘VIII’ (likely, 8th anniversary gift).
Estimated total diamond weight is 1.40 ct.
Approximate total ruby weight is 1.20 ct.
Width 35 mm (1 3/8 in.)