Most likely this C. 1880 hand engraved brooch has a 10K Gold 'front'. I do not dare to try to rub test the front to be certain.... there are NO signs of 'wear through' to a base metal. There is minor loss to the Gold Fill around the edge of the pin otherwise you would swear the entire piece was solid gold.
The EXQUISITE hand engraving on the brooch also features shamrocks around the outer edge and floral ~ leafy designs in the center. There is also a highly polished rectangle in the very center that was meant for personalization - it has never been engraved with a loved one's initials or name.
Antique Rose Gold pin MEASURES just shy of 1 Inch in both directions and is in VERY FINE CONDITION! Retains original long pin stem, tubular hinge & 'C' clasp... in addition there is a tiny loop so it can also be worn as a pendant on a chain. Has been very lightly cleaned - still retains some old patina accentuating the hand engraving.
Elegant 19th century jewelry could be worn by a man or woman... GREAT Gift or addition to your own personal collection!
Antique Victorian Hand Engraved Rose Gold Pin
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