Image courtesy of Antoinette Matlins
Rare, enormous and potentially priceless purple quahog pearl … His partner recognized that the brooch was made of gold, Golash said, paid $14 for it …
Golash brooch – named after its discoverer, Rhode Island jeweler Alan Golash
The brooch, dated around 1835, is decorated with black and white enamel in high carat yellow gold and has an additional quahog pearl droplet suspended from it. It was included in the pearls exhibition which toured the world from 2001 to 2008 and will probably be offered at auction . The center pearl was given the allusive name pearl of Venus by the discoverer of the brooch.
Antique Jewelry University