This is a sumptuous antique English Victorian era 9ct yellow gold brooch or collar pin with a stunning faceted purple amethyst stone. It is encircled in delicate leaf and swirled gold details. The leaves have minimal textured details, and the setting is simple, with openwork and a feminine air. The pin is diminutive and lovely, and the deep, bright tones of the jewel make it stand out despite its small size. The brooch would be a gorgeous addition to any antique jewelry collection, and would also be a really special piece of gift jewelry, especially for a February birthday as a birthstone gift.
The pin is in great antique condition with age-appropriate wear and patina, namely some scuffing and signs of age to the polished front of the gemstone, only visible under scrutiny.
The brooch measures 1 1/4 inches long and is 1/2 inch wide.