Dating to c.1825-1835, this large and lovely pudding stone brooch comes right in time to compliment your autumn wardrobe!
"Pudding stone" is a popular name applied to a conglomerate of minerals that consists of distinctly rounded pebbles whose colors contrast sharply with the color of the finer-grained matrix surrounding them. The rounded pebbles and the sharp contrast in color gives this type of conglomerate the appearance of a raisin or Christmas pudding!
Measuring a grand 2 1/8" x 1 1/2", this stunning brooch has made it into the 21st century in fresh-as-a-daisy condition! The brooch is set with a plaque of pudding stone is beautiful shades of taupe, raisin, caramel, and dark brown, with contrasting flecks of beige and black. The plaque is highly polished, and is beautifully mounted in a pinchbeck frame with the scallop-shaped claws so popular in jewelry of the 1820s and early 1830s. The frame is deeply chased and engraved, as as with all genuine pinchbeck jewelry, has the appearance and heft of 20k yellow gold.
This brooch appears to never have been worn; it retains its original "T and C" clasp, and is free of damage or repairs! Weighing in at 24.51 grams, this brooch looks fantastic worn on a collar or sweater, and the shades of cool brown are just perfect for fall!
If you love the best in Georgian jewelry, this brooch is a beauty as well as a bargain. It would also make a fine gift for any lady fond of early jewelry, and will arrive in a gift box suitable for storing or giving. Do not miss this tasty pudding stone; USPS Priority mail is FREE!
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