Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Scottish Pebble Star Brooch. A fabulous antique Victorian agate brooch, hailing from Scotland from the late 19th century, c1880! Also known as Scottish pebble jewelry, the 3-dimensional good-sized piece is crafted in sterling silver and forms the shape of a star atop of individual circle outline. A cairngorm citrine gemstone embellishes the centre, displaying a lovely soft yellow amber hue.The stone from the Cairngorms, a mountain range in the eastern Highlands of Scotland. An array of Scottish agate and jasper stones have been meticulously hand-cut and inlaid into the design. The polished agate and jasper stones display beautiful warm Autumnal tones with the jasper stones exhibiting a marble-esque pattern, and a plain solid colour, along with banded patterns to the agate stones. One of the agate stones does have a nick to the end, however does not detract from the elaborate design. A beautiful hand engraved feather like pattern embellishes the silver. The back has a pin and cone-shape tube connection. A superb piece of Scottish history which would add an impressive accessory to the scarf, lapel or wherever you desire to show it off. Natural (18) Scottish jasper and agate stones, including bloodstone, carnelian, and banded agate material. One natural cairngorm citrine, eye-clean faceted round-cut measuring approx 9.90mm diameter, pale yellow amber color.
The condition of the piece is very good. One of the agate stones (placed on the star) does bear the signs of age with a nick to one tip, however does not detract from the overall look of the piece.There is no dents or damage to the silver, and all other stones are in rather good condition for the 140 yr age! The brooch still leaves behind a natural patina, it can be further polished if you desire. The pin works well with good tension. Overall, excellent for her age! The item "Antique Victorian Large Sterling Silver SCOTTISH CAIRNGORM STAR PEBBLE BROOCH" is in sale since Wednesday, January 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage, Antique Jewellery". The seller is "beryl-lane" and is located in adelaide, South Australia. This item can be shipped worldwide.