Antique Ruby and Diamond Crescent Moon Boxed Brooch by Carrington & Co.

This exceptional item holds 28 old mine cut diamonds that have an estimated total weight of 1.20 carats, they are E-G color and all are beautiful  unique cuts and shapes. I love the high crowns and larges culets! The diamonds are VS1-I1 clarity. All lovely with some that have girdle inclusions called “indented naturals and naturals”. I really like this type of diamond inclusions because they are commonly seen in antique diamonds, as the cutters tried to retain as much weight as possible with shaping the diamonds for the customized item. The 22 old mine oval and antique cushion cut rubies have an approximate total weight 2.00 carats. The rubies are all natural gemstones without treatment. This brooch is in very nice condition with little to no wear. The original box has the initials D.M.O. and inside top shows the maker and says “Carrington & Co. Ltd. 130 Regent Street” with a crown and “By Appointment”.

Carrington & Co. (1880 – 1922)
“John Bodman Carrington was a British silversmith and jeweller. In 1870s he worked in the London branch of the Birmingham firm G. R. Collins & Co, at 130 Regent Street. In 1880 he incorporated the company and entered his first mark at the Goldsmiths Hall of London together with his partners John Carrington, William Carrington Smith and George Budford. The company specialised in high quality trophy cups and tableware, dinner and tea and coffee sets and supplied restaurants, ships and hotels. Nevertheless it also produced fine jewellery such as brooches, cufflinks and lockets, that were very much sought after by royals all over Europe. The company obtained Royal Warrants from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Edward VII, George V and the Russian Tsars. Among the firms who retailed Carrington & Co. it is worth to mention Tiffany & Co. and Cartier. In 1903 John Bodman Carrington was named Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths Company. Three years later he retired and W. C. Smith carried on the business as a sole partner. In 1922 the firm was incorporated by Collingwood.” –

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Additional information

Time Period

Circa 1890 – 1910


Antique cut rubies, Old Mine Cut Diamonds, Yellow Gold




The entire brooch measures 50 x 27 mm, the crescent measures 27 mm in diameter also


This item has been professionally cleaned and is ready for immediate wear.

Each item has been identified and graded by a Graduate Gemologist who has been certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return it for a refund, minus a 10% restocking fee, or a store credit for 100% of your purchase price, within two weeks (14 days) of receipt.  Refunds or store credits will only be made for items that are sent back in original condition. No refunds will be issued for items that have been sized, adjusted, personalized or otherwise altered either prior to or after purchase. Pieces bought on layaway can only be returned for store credit. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the returner. Please send your returns with insurance and tracking, as we cannot be responsible for items that are lost or uninsured in transit.  Customs forms must be labelled as “merchandise returns” and we reserve the right to deduct any customs duties incurred for returns from refunds or store credits from items returned from outside the USA.