Our precious estate saphiret pin dates to the Victorian era. Saphirets are very desirable and collectible. Their outstanding blue to brown color was achieved by adding gold to sapphire glass. This example has fabulous color and is formed in the shape of a heart.
The stone is prong set above a border of clear paste also in the shape of a heart. The paste are beautiful but there are four of them missing. These pins usually show wear and this one is no exception. There is a small chip at the bottom edge.
It truly is a wonderful Victorian treat.