This beautiful antique brooch is made of Bog Oak. (See definition below) This beautiful carved brooch is pierced through and looks like a church window. It is 1-1/4" in diameter and is in super condition.
Definition: usually from Ireland, wood that has been fossilized in peat marshes or bogs so that it turns hard and black or very dark brown in color; can be actual oak, or fir, pine, yew or other types of wood; was used for jewelry from the early 1800s, but became popular in the mid-19th century, especially after 1852, when techniques to mass-mold and decorate it (applying hydraulic or heated pressure to the dried wood) were invented; although used for mourning jewelry as an economic substitute for jet, it was also worn to support Irish crafts, with pieces often carved or stamped with Gaelic motifs like harps or shamrocks (which would not be considered mourning jewelry); more elegant articles might be studded with pearls or gold
A shop for those with a passion for vintage costume jewelry and other beautiful things!
My pledge is to work hard and honestly to help you satisfy your passion for vintage jewelry and treasures!