Victorian Amethyst and Almandine Garnet Gold BroochVictorian Amethyst and Almandine Garnet Gold BroochVictorian Amethyst and Almandine Garnet Gold BroochVictorian Amethyst and Almandine Garnet Gold BroochVictorian Amethyst and Almandine Garnet Gold BroochVictorian Amethyst and Almandine Garnet Gold BroochVictorian Amethyst and Almandine Garnet Gold BroochVictorian Amethyst and Almandine Garnet Gold BroochVictorian Amethyst and Almandine Garnet Gold BroochVictorian Amethyst and Almandine Garnet Gold Brooch

This stunning brooch dating from the later 1800s has an unusual combination of gemstones: a fabulous central round-cut amethyst (diameter: 1.1cm) is surrounded by an engraved stylised foliate chain of pear-cut almandine garnets (each approx 7 x 12mm) nestling amid vine leaves.

We have carefully tested the reverse which reacts positively for 22-carat gold, which has been laid over a nine-carat gold base; if you look very closely you can see where the rich high-carat gold has rubbed to reveal a more rosy-tinted gold underneath around the hinge on the back. Applying a higher carat "wash" was not an unusual practice at the time this was made - so be careful when buying apparently 22 carat gold items!

Three raised stars (one under the C clasp) can be found on the reverse; we are unfamiliar with this as a maker's mark. There are also tiny loops edging the bottom which could have suspended dangles or perhaps even indicates this was once part of a larger piece such as a necklace. If converted, it appears to have happened well over a century ago; the long pin, C clasp and tube hinge are all indicative of a Victorian provenance.

The brooch measures 4.1cm across in total, weight: 12.6g.

Item ID: CA 223


Please examine the photos carefully as they form part of the description, and do feel free to ask if you have any questions. Free shipping included. Layaway available.

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Yellow Gold/Purple, Size: 4.1cm diameter

Victorian Amethyst and Almandine Garnet Gold Brooch

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