The carnelian cabochon in this terrific vintage brooch is bezel set and sits high, showing off the glowing, rich reddish brown color to perfection. Carnelians are not only lovely to look at but traditionally have been considered an inspirational stone of motivation, endurance, leadership, and courage, that give eloquence and boldness to public speakers. The wonderful oval cab measures approximately 1.25 inches by .875 inches. With the ornate and detailed frame, the brooch is 1.75 inches by 1.375 inches by .625 inches. It is marked in two places with 925 and a tiny hallmark that we have not been able to fully decipher. The brooch is an estate piece and came in a box that is likely the original retailer's box marked for the Suffolk shop, Willows of Beccles, in the United Kingdom. Dating from the latter half of the 20th century, it is beautiful and in excellent condition.