The Brentwood: Vintage Turquoise Double-headed eagle (double eagle) Pendant Brooch Combination
Antique Turquoise Pendant Brooch combination. The brooch, likely Russian in origin, features an amazing cabochon turquoise center which is bezel set. Surrounding the center are two wings and a double bird head at the top. Below is a single old cut diamond to finish the look. The piece is crafted in 18 karat yellow gold and is finely finished with intricate details.
In heraldry and vexillology, the double-headed eagle (or double-eagle) is a charge associated with the concept of empire. Generally, the roman/byzantine empire whose use of it represented the Empire's dominion over the Near East and the West. The double-headed eagle was a main element of the coat of arms of the Russian Coat of Arms from 1682-1917