Caroline’s Jewelry with a Past is offering a Victorian era initial brooch c. 1880 in 10kt. yellow gold. This pin is meant to be a single initial piece. This may possibly be a fraternal symbol. An unusual item, the letter “Q” brooch is covered in 24 natural, bead set half pearls. The letter has squared corners and a ribbon tail on the “Q”. It is 1-1/2” tall X 1/2” wide and weighs 1.75 grams. The brooch has a safety type closure.
The gold content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. It is marked “10k”. There is an indistinct maker’s mark or hallmark. The pearls are not uniformly matched. Please note the size of this piece.
Cute Victorian Initial Pin "Q" c. 1880