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Diamond and Ruby French Poodle Brooch


This 18K gold and diamond French Poodle brooch dates from the late 20th century. Outlined in gold, the coiffed pooch is pave-set with 111 round brilliant-cut diamonds and wears a calibré-cut ruby collar and bow, with black enamel eye and snout. Combining the two classic symbols of fidelity, the dog and the diamond, wear this diamond puppy as a jeweled totem and conversation starter.

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Item #: BA-20268
Circa: Late 20th century
Size:  1.50” length x 1.25” width
Materials: 111 round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 5.05 carats); 6 rubies (approximate total weight 0.22 carat); 18K gold; Enamel 

Man’s best friend has been a favorite subject for jewelry since the 19th century, appearing in stylized brooches in gems, carved hard stones and enamels as well reverse-painted crystal portraits,  and evolving into chic, gemmy cartoon figures of wit and style in the 20th century.