Antique Orchid Brooch by Hedges & Co.
Antique orchid flower brooch with vari-colored green, ivory, and purple enamel, set in 14k gold with a diamond and natural pearl.
By Hedges & Co., Newark, New Jersey ca. 1900.
Width: 1 1/4 in.
The city of Newark was a major center of jewelry production in the late nineteenth century. Established in 1877, the firm Hedges & Co. was one of the largest manufacturers of enameled jewelry and particularly known for their floral jewels.