A wonderful piece of Victorian Scottish "pebble jewelry"! The highly polished pieces of banded agate in the pin have multiple stripes and a wide variation in coloring. This exceptionally nice pin or brooch is 1 5/8" (42mm) long. The stones are in an open-backed setting to better show the translucent quality of the agate.
The setting is marked sterling on the back, and there is an old fashioned C-clasp. Condition is excellent.
Victorian Scottish "pebble" jewelry was made popular by by Queen Victoria. In mid-1800s Queen Victoria spent much time in Scotland and her Scottish castle, Balmoral. Scotland became the place to visit, and tartans, Scottish jewelry and mementos were all the fashion.
Heirloom and Vintage Jewelry, Antiques and Fine Collectibles
GREEN SALE in Progress! Special Markdowns on Many Green Items Until St. Patrick's Day March 17th - Search My Shop for Green!