Simple and elegant this antique rose gold Scottish agate brooch is a classic of the era. The Victorians were absolutely fascinated with the natural world and these picturesque specimens of Scottish agates were sought after and treasured fueled by Queen Victoria's great love and affection for Scotland and the jewelry created there. "Scottish pebble" jewelry became madly popular and very fashionable!
This lovely brooch discreetly frames an ethereal oval banded carnelian agate. The stone is semi translucent with a wispy smoky center in a pinky hue that complements the glow of the rose gold beautifully. The brooch has a tube hinge and large c- clasp with a sturdy curved pin back. There is plenty of room behind for wear on heavy fabrics as well as lightweight garments.
MATERIALS: 9 carat rose gold, tested. DATE: 1880
MEASUREMENTS: 1-1/2 inches across and 1 inch deep (approx. 40x25mm)
WEIGHT: 6.2 grams
CONDITION: Excellent condition with no chips or cracks to the stone and the pin back in perfect working order.