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Amber and Diamond Borzoi Sporting Dog Brooch


Pavé-set with old European- and rose-cut diamonds, this unusual silver-topped gold brooch with carved amber highlights depicts the impressively beautiful Russian wolfhound dog breed, the Borzoi. The sparkling jeweled brooch, with its sensitively carved, multi-hued amber markings and cabochon ruby eye, is a perfect depiction of the aristocratic and affectionate canine breed, and will charm any jewelry-wearing dog lover.

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Item #: BO-16250
Country: England
Circa: 1880s
Size: 1.75” length, 2” width
Materials: 230 Pavé rose- and old European-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 3.60 carats); 22 Carved amber plaques; Cabochon ruby; Silver-topped 15K gold

Animal and sporting brooches captured the English imagination after Napoleon III bought an equestrian jewel on a visit to London.