This elegant antique brooch features a simple yet stunning design with a spectacular green chrysoprase at the center.
The stone is absolutely bewitching in a dramatic shade of translucent forest-green. The stone is relatively tall and boasts a slight bezel on each edge. It is bezel-set into a rectangular sterling frame.
The sterling silver is ornamented with several exceptional marcasite rhinestones. One is chipped and two are missing, though these are very easy to replace.
As you can see, the sterling is stamped with a fancy pattern with "perforated" edges along the outline of each shape.
The reverse of the brooch features a simple roll-over safety clasp and pin, as well as a stamped mark reading "Germany Sterl."
Aside from the stated condition issues and a touch of patination, the brooch remains in very good antique condition.
The stone does not show any deep scratches and shines beautifully.
Try wearing the brooch on a chain or cord to make a fun and unique necklace!
Measurements: 1 ½" long, 1" wide, 3/8" deep Chrysoprase stone measures approx. 1 1/8" long, ¾" wide and 4mm tall Weight: 10.4 grams (0.37 oz)