Stunning antique Victorian Scottish pebble brooch from the late 1800s with engraved sterling silver, classic green and red speckled bloodstone, orange jasper, gray Montrose banded agate along with four faceted paste stones, two faux "citrines" and two faux amethysts. Gorgeous classic wreath design which is elegant and regal. No hallmarks which is typical of jewelry from this era but the metal tests for 925 silver.
Great antique condition with no issues that I can see. All stones are firmly set and original C clasp is in good working order. Length: 1-1/2 (3.8 cm). Width: 1-1/4 (3.2 cm).Pebble jewelry refers to jewelry set with polished gemstones found in Scotland. Polished agate and granite were cut into shapes and set in mosaic patterns in silver (occasionally gold) jewelry, often using many colors in one piece.
Genuine antique pebble jewelry is always one of a kind. This jewelry came into fashion after Queen Victoria bought the Balmoral Castle estate in 1848. Unusually well made and convincingly citrine and amethyst-like with color variations in the glass and skillfully faceted.
Antique paste stones, glass made to look like gemstones through various techniques, can be considered works of art unto themselves. The finished product was often more vibrant and decorative than genuine stones, as is the case here.
Please note that vintage and/or antique merchandise may have some degree of visible wear and/or patina. This is considered normal and can be a part of the overall appeal and charm. I do my best to mention any specific condition issues. All items are described to the best of my knowledge.
My jewelry items arrive attractively packaged and ready for gifting. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "the-blue-billie" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.