Edwardian Diamond & Enamel Naval Cap Badge c.1920
A diamond set enamelled Naval Cap Badge.
This would have probably been made specifcally for an officer of the Royal Navy in the 1920's. It is beautifully made and detailed with a platinum front and gold reverse. The brooch has a handmade safety catch to the reverse.
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. They were made for every budget from base metal to platinum and designs were made for every aspect of the military.
Price Code: C, £1000 - £2500
Era: Edwardian, 1901 - 1920
Measurements: Length 2.5cm; Width 2.0cm; Weight 5.2g
Hallmarks: Unmarked, tests Platinum & Gold