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New Section of Petrified Forest Uncovered on Wales Beach After Storm
The petrified forest in Borth appears in a myth written in the oldest surviving Welsh manuscript
Marjorie Merriweather Post brooch
Emerald and diamond brooch
Oscar Heyman Bros. (American, founded in 1912)
For: Marcus & Co. (American, 1892–1941)
The platinum and diamond brooch features a 60-carat emerald at its center. Carved in India in the 17th century, the emerald displays iris blossoms on the front. The reverse, carved later, features a carnation flower. An agent of the American retailer Marcus & Co. purchased the emerald in Bombay in the 1920s—after it was likely removed from a more traditional Indian ornament. Suspended from the center of the brooch, the emerald is rounded on both sides and framed by a horizontal bar with two large table-cut emeralds and diamond swag with 13 tear-shaped emeralds drops. Oscar Heyman Bros. fabricated the brooch, and a pencil drawing of the design can be found in the company’s archives.