Platinum and Diamond Brooch, France

Platinum Diamond Brooches

Price guide to antique and vintage platinum and diamond brooches. 

Archaeologists have discovered traces of platinum in the gold used in ancient Egyptian burials as early as 1200 BC. However, the extent of early Egyptians’ knowledge of the metal is unclear. It is quite possible they did not recognize there was platinum in their gold.

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A Roman gold and glass cameo brooch Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.

Roman Cameos

During the Roman period the cameo technique was used on glass blanks, in imitation of objects being produced in agate or sardonyx. Cameo glass objects were produced in two periods; between around 25 BC and 50/60 AD, and in the later Empire around the mid-third and mid-fourth century.

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