This Victorian garnet pin is in a classic star shape of the period. It is comprised of what appears to be 3 different sizes of faceted garnets done in 3 different levels to give the star a dimensional look.
Gold fill jewelry is comprised of non precious metal or metals with gold plate. Our metal is in excellent plus condition with no rips, dents, holes, cracks, nasty scratches/abrasions or repairs. The pin stick, it's hinge and the C clasp are all original in smooth working order. The pin stick is straight and has a good point. The gold plate on the backside is uneven with missing areas down to base metal. This can be common in gold fill due to wear and never stops us from buying a piece when it is on the backside.
As previously stated the garnets are a variety of sizes and faceted. They have a wonderful color match and are that rich, deep cranberry color from the Victorian period. It is impossible to be 100% sure all stones are original. I did find 2 stones I believe to be replacements but they were done with the proper color and size. The pin measures 1 1/2" in dia. and stands approx 3/8" deep in the center. A classic Victorian pin that is a great size for either a blouse or blazer.