Although brooches were not as popular in the latter part of the 19th century because fashion gave way to necklaces and lockets. Many brooches were still made by the designing jewelers. This handsome piece of jewelry has many of the elements we frequently associate with high style Victorian fashion. Swags, dangles, enamel and rose diamond touches embellish this handsome 14K American classic. The pin and “C” clasp are original and the black enamel appears untouched. The four rose diamonds on the gold scroll are original as well. The piece measure two and one half inches in length and one and one half inch in width. The dangles and swags on pieces such as this are often crimped and uneven. These are in perfect condition. Special pieces such as this brooch need to be worn and seen to be appreciated.