Art Deco RAF Sweetheart Brooch c.1935
An elegant Royal Air Force sweetheart brooch.
This lovely brooch is finely made in yellow gold with an Art Deco RAF motif set with rose cut diamonds on a green enamel laurel wreath under a red enamelled Kings crown. The wings are realistically detailed with fine feather details. There is an integral safety clasp to the pin keeping it safe when worn.
The brooch is in wonderful condition with no damage to the enamel.
Sweetheart brooches have been popular since the early 20th century and were given to wives, mothers and girlfriends by servicemen as mementos and reminders of the absent loved one. They were worn to show pride in having a sweetheart who was serving his country.
The brooches were made for every budget from base metal to platinum and designs were made for every aspect of the military.
Era Art Deco: 1925 - 1940
Measurements: Brooch 5.3 cm in length, 1.8cm at widest point.
Brooch 4.2 grams in weight.
Hallmarks: Stamped 9CT to reverse