Gorgeous large oval Malachite Brooch set in an ornate, open work 18K Gold frame. The Malachite stone is a deep green color and is an impressive size. The 18K Gold frame was assayed to determine its carat, is simple enough not to compete with the Malachite and ornate enough to compliment it. The overall size of the antique 18K Gold and Malachite Brooch measures 1 1/2" x 1". Dates to circa: 1900. Note this piece could easily be converted to a Pendant by a jeweler, who could for example, add two links to either side of the open-work frame and add chain to each side and a spring ring clasp. The Pendant could be made to be vertical or horizontal. Is a beautiful piece and in fine condition. Shows well in the photographs and even prettier in person! The photos were taken with and without a camera flash. Bright and dark areas are reflections while being photographed.