Victorian Antique Sterling

Antique Sterling Silver & Paste Harp Lyre Star Brooch Victorian Edwardian Pin

Antique Sterling Silver & Paste Harp Lyre Star Brooch Victorian Edwardian Pin
Antique Sterling Silver & Paste Harp Lyre Star Brooch Victorian Edwardian Pin
Antique Sterling Silver & Paste Harp Lyre Star Brooch Victorian Edwardian Pin
Antique Sterling Silver & Paste Harp Lyre Star Brooch Victorian Edwardian Pin
Antique Sterling Silver & Paste Harp Lyre Star Brooch Victorian Edwardian Pin
Antique Sterling Silver & Paste Harp Lyre Star Brooch Victorian Edwardian Pin

Antique Sterling Silver & Paste Harp Lyre Star Brooch Victorian Edwardian Pin   Antique Sterling Silver & Paste Harp Lyre Star Brooch Victorian Edwardian Pin
Description: This is a wonderful, little, antique harp or lyre brooch composed of sterling silver and paste stones. The design and shape of the instrument is wonderful and the star at the top makes it even more beautiful. The stones are backed with foil and set with a closed back.

Interestingly, it's stamped on the back "STERLING" and "935" but 925 is the standard for sterling so if it's 935, it's purer than sterling. It's not perfect as some of the stones have discolored a bit but it wasn't a deal-breaker for me and they still sparkle when they catch the light. You'll have to decide for yourself. The box is not included.

Background: The stones are paste which is glass that has been cut and faceted to look like a real gemstone, in this case, diamonds. The stones are also backed with foil and set with a closed back which makes them even more dazzling. One thing that is important to note is that you do not want to get your foiled stones wet because moisture can damage the foil and cause discoloration. Measurements: 1 1/4 inches x 3/4 inch. Condition: Wear in keeping with age and use.

The stones are bright but do show some discoloration. When looking with magnification, one can see wear to the stones.

The clasp and hinge are secure. Please use the photos as a guide as the condition of a piece is subjective and you may disagree with my opinion.

Any boxes or props pictured are for display only unless otherwise noted and are not included with this listing. No cancellations after payments are made. If you have not paid within this time frame an unpaid item case will be opened. These are the rules of the program and they can't be circumvented.

While the condition of each item is described in the listing, there may be other condition issues not listed, so use the pictures as a guide as they are part of the listing description. Feel free to ask any questions for clarification before purchasing.

Instead, pricing is based on the style and rarity of the piece as an antique and prices are subject to change according to fluctuations in market value and availability or scarcity of a particular style or type of piece. If you Google "Portals of Time Vintage" the results will come up with the store name, feedback, and reviews since it opened online in 2017. You can also find Portals of Time Vintage on Instagram under the username: portalsoftimevintage for more insight. At Portals of Time Vintage, we believe there is something special about wearing or holding a piece that is vintage, antique, or antiquarian. It creates a connection that can take you back in time.

As a historian and store owner, I think of these pieces as artifacts that speak to us about the past. Be sure to check the other listings and stay tuned as more wonderful treasures are listed for sale. The item "Antique Sterling Silver & Paste Harp Lyre Star Brooch Victorian Edwardian Pin" is in sale since Tuesday, January 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches".

The seller is "portalsoftimevintage" and is located in Santa Ana, California. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Belize, Bolivia, Viet nam, Uruguay, Indonesia, Mexico, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guadeloupe, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.

  • Main Stone: Paste faceted glass
  • Metal: Silver
  • Brand: Antique

Antique Sterling Silver & Paste Harp Lyre Star Brooch Victorian Edwardian Pin   Antique Sterling Silver & Paste Harp Lyre Star Brooch Victorian Edwardian Pin