This stunning Georgian brooch is like a framed nature's painting......
Created in England some two hundred years ago, around 1820 it stuns with the elegant simplicity of the very thoughtful design. This lovely piece is all about the special stone, the Scottish bloodstone with variegated colours of the shades of burgundy and green. Usually bloodstone, also called heliotrope is dark green, composed mainly of chalcedony included with specks of red, which contains hematite. The stone here is highly unusual containing large streaks of both minerals blending and shading beautifully together. If you look closely you can imagine a landscape..., then clouds and a mountain...then a fire raging on the side of the hill.....you get the idea, everyone will see something different there. This stone is mined in Scotland, in the Isle of Rum. This delightful pin is not hallmarked and testing shows it is made of 9 carat gold. The frame is sturdy yet of a fine design with double and triple split claws holding the bloodstone securely. It is designed not to draw your attention and act as a frame would for a painting, just enhancing it unobtrusively. It measures 1.60 by 1.28 inches, weighs 10.1 grams and is low but lightly curved following the very slight dome shape of the stone.
We love the autumnal colours in this very special brooch. It will appeal both to the gemstone collectors as well as the elegant, fashion conscious man ( or indeed a lady ) who only want to wear unique and the very best.....
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Antique Georgian Scottish Bloodstone Brooch Pin 9 Carat Gold Circa 1820