Diamond Ruby Verge Fusee Pocket Watch Brooch
Steampunk divine in this verge fusee pocket watch escapement from the Georgian period, circa early 1800s. The brooch, assembled in the early 1800s, features a gold gilded watch balance cock bearing ornate chase work with a foliate designs. A natural red ruby and a petite diamond add just the right amount of color.
A jewelry fad of the Victorian era involved the making of items from the wheel caps of old watches, called Watch Cocks or escapements. These round, flat pieces of the chase-work fittings came from inside antique watches and are highly ornamental. Once removed from the watch, they were connected by "o" rings and made into bracelets, necklaces, brooches and earrings.
Materials: Gold gilded base metal
Gemstones: Natural Ruby, Diamond
Measurements: 1.5 inches long and a 7/8 inches wide
Condition: Very good with the gemstones sparkling and the chasing crisp showing off the design.