This beautiful brooch/pendant is set in silver, finely engraved by craftsmen in the last half of the 19th century. Queen Victoria's love of all things Scottish led to some wonderful pieces of jewelry being made from natural pebbles set in silver and gold. Fortunately some have survived until today where they are much sought after. This brooch is large - just over 2 inches wide and as you can see, it is also a pendant. Beautiful dark green with rust and ochre color agate pieces and a faceted center Cairngorm stone from the Cairngorm mountain range in the north of Scotland. Quite heavy and not marked as this before it was mandatory. "C" clasp. One small dent on the back rim and missing one tiny prong around the stone which will not detract. Would look stunning on a man's or woman's jacket or as a lady's pendant. From around 1850 to 1870 I believe. See my many other Scottish Victorian pieces.
Item ID: 2470