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1901 Diamond Pin
by: Anonymous

Good Evening!

Elissa, what an intriguing jewel. The year 1901 gem set with diamonds is a tribute of praise for that year. It's not unusual to see premier jewelry unsigned. i.e it could have been made as a special commission.

the significance of the date Elissa, you might have hit the nail on the head...

in 1901 the colonies of Australia became States, and a Federal Parliament was formed according to the Constitution. On the 1st January 1901 the Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed in Centennial Park, Sydney by Lord Hopetoun, the first Governor General. Edmund Barton was the first Prime Minister of Australia.

The other monumental event of 1901 was the death of Queen Victoria the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning Queen regnant in world history...

This item is not suitable to be appraised on-line. if you would like to have this piece appraised personally, please contact me privately.

Best Wishes,
Yvonne


Reference:

http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/federation.htm



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