Antique Cut Steel Georgian/Victorian BroochAntique Cut Steel Georgian/Victorian Brooch

A dazzling Georgian cut steel brooch with a floral motif and articulated bottom piece with three dangles. In general, the smaller the studs and size and closeness of the rivets, as seen on the back, the finer and older the piece, which make me feel this antique brooch dates to Late Georgian times, but certainly early Victorian times.

The cut steel jewelry process dates back to at least the sixteenth century and became the height of fashion in the eighteenth (Georgian) and nineteenth centuries (Victorian). The polished silvery-gray jewelry was made to imitate the glitter of diamonds and sparkle in candlelight. The painstaking creation of this jewelry is truly amazing.

Cut steel jewelry is very collectible. Most was made in England. The process of hand cutting and polishing each steel bead, then riveting it onto a back piece was extremely laborious and time-consuming.

Size: The total length of the pin with the 3 dangles is 3 inches x 1-3/4 inches wide. The flower section is 1-7/8 inches long by 1-3/4 inches wide. Please note that the brooch appears larger in the photos as it is magnified.

Condition: Fine condition, no repairs, original condition with a lovely bit of sparkle. A slight bit of tarnish, not rust, on the 3 dangles. Care should be taken to store the brooch in a dry area as cut steel jewelry is susceptible to rust which is why jewelry in good condition is more difficult to find today.

No Hassle Return Policy: Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Free Domestic First Class Shipping with Tracking
Lay Away Payments Available.

Buyer takes responsibility for returning any items in the condition in which they were received and pays for return insurance and shipping and emailing the seller of intent to return within 4 days after receiving the item.

International Shipping: The most economical shipping is First Class International. This does not provide tracking, but your package will be insured. Shipping to Canada, Australia, the UK, Switzerland and Belgium is often, but not always tracked. PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA DELIVERY TIME FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS

Gray, Silver
Georgian, Victorian
3 inches long by 1-3/4 inches wide


Antique Cut Steel Georgian/Victorian Brooch


Add to Cart
Make Offer
Email Shop Owner

2 other shoppers are interested in this item

    Offering Exquisite Vintage Jewelry to You
    Please step inside my shop to take a look; you will like what you see. Search “Wedding ”. Search “SALE “ for reductions.

    USPS First-Class Package Service - Retail
    Insurance:$5.00 USD
    Est. Sales Tax:$0.00 USD
    Shipping to: USA
    other services


    Linda Kripke
    La Jolla , CA This Shop is rated Gold - 100 or more sales Gold Ruby Lane Exclusive since 2009