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Victorian Blackened Sash Brooch with Black Molded Glass Stones: This stunning late Victorian sash brooch features an unusual foliate design with art nouveau elements, most likely a transition piece. Possible a mourning piece, with the metal having been blackened and the use of black stones, but it would not have been deep mourning due to the use of faceted stones. Since the death rate was high, and even cousins were mourned, women were often in black, and black became a fashion statement. The brooch is quite unusual, and I can't find another like it. The black faceted glass stones are molded. The brooch is large like most sash brooches, measuring 3 1/4 by 2 1/4". The open C-clasp holds securely.
Antique Victorian Scottish Agate Sterling Buckle Brooch: This enchanting brooch hails from the mid to late 1800's when Queen Victoria became enamored with all things Scottish, especially the "pebble" jewelry. The brooch is sterling silver ( unmarked and tested) and set with banded agate and jasper in an engraved silver setting. It is embellished with a silver buckle ( garter) on the left side. If you look bottom right on the brooch, you can see what appears to be a separated stone..but the edges are smooth, and the stones are secure, so I have no idea if it was originally this way. The brooch has a tube hinge and open c-clasp and has no makers marks. It measures 1 1/2 by 1 1/4".
Late Victorian Glass Cameo Brooch Goddess Flora: This lovely late Victorian or early 20th century cameo brooch is crafted in glass layers, the background a deep brick red, the goddess Flora in white. She is beautifully molded, with flowers in her hair and the cornucopia on her forehead. The cameo is set in a gold filled twisted frame, and sits quite securely in the bezel. The open c-clasp hold the pin securely. This lovely brooch is in wonderful condition and measures 1 1/2 by 1 1/4". I can find no signatures or markings.
Antique Gold Filled Horseshoe and Four Leaf Clover Locket Necklace Paste Rhinestones: A transitional period lucky locket from the late Edwardian era, this lovely horseshoe and clover locket is marked Pat. April, 1913. The locket features an engraved horseshoe set with sparkling paste rhinestones enclosing an engraved four leaf clover with a paste rhinestone center. The gold plated finish is in very good condition with one small dark spot on the bottom right. The locket opens to reveal a rose gold plated ring with plastic on one side. The dating appears on the top of the other side of the locket. The chain is original, measures 18" and has the old style "thumbless" spring ring clasp. The locket measures 1 3/8 by 1 1/8".
Antique Victorian Crescent Moon Paste Rhinestone and Turquoise Brooch: This antique Victorian brooch dates from the late 1800's, when crescent moon pieces were hugely popular. The moon is one of the oldest symbols used by mankind, with the waxing and waning of the moon symbolizing starting over or rebirth. The moon was also tied to the feminine and female empowerment, with an emphasis on new relationships. This stunning moon is crafted in two layers, the bottom crescent is made from brass and the top from 800 silver. The brooch is set with a row of graduated paste rhinestones, absolutely brilliant but for a few of the smaller ones which have darkened over time, seen at the crescent points. The top row is sky blue turquoise from the country which starts with a "P", but due to PayPal shutting down sales that mention this country, shall remain nameless. The brooch is unmarked, but I acid tested the silver. All stones are prong set in secure settings. The brooch measures 1 1/2 by 1 1/2" and has a tube hinge and a C-clasp. There are a few tiny tiny fleabites to the paste stones, only visible under magnification. The condition if this piece is amazing!
Antique Victorian 10K Sapphire Teardrop Filigree Stick Pin: This lovely Victorian stick pin features a lacy filigree teardrop shaped top embellished with a 3mm smoky blue sapphire and an applied leaf. The sapphire is raised above the teardrop in a belcher setting with secure prongs. The teardrop measures 5/8" long by just a hair under 1/2" wide. The stick pin is 2 1/2" long. The pin stem measures 2 1/2" long and is marked 10K. Both the top and the pin stem acid test as 10k gold.
Antique Victorian Gold Filled Fob Locket Paste Rhinestones: I am pleased to present this antique Victorian fob locket for your consideration! The locket is heavily engraved with a floral design, and embellished with three small bead set paste rhinestones, two of which have darkened over time. The locket is bordered with a bar design, which joins at the top in a triple loop and large bale. The locket fob measures 1 1/2 by 1 1/8" and is in wonderful condition, with only minor surface wear.
Antique Victorian English Spessartite Garnet and 9K Ring: This antique Victorian ring is crafted in 9kt gold in an ornate high gallery setting and embellished with three glowing orange red spessartite garnets. The garnets are faceted and brilliant, with the larger inner stone measuring 4.5 mm and the outer stones 3 mm. The stones are securely set in substantial prongs. The ring is in excellent condition and appears to have been rarely worn. It is a size 6 1/2. It is marked 375 for 9K gold and weighs 2.03 grams.
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Buckle Brooch: This stunning antique Victorian buckle brooch is crafted in sterling silver. Victorian jewelry was very symbolic, with hidden meanings. The buckle represented strength and an unbreakable bond. These pieces were given as love tokens or in memory of a loved one who passed away. This lovely brooch measures 1 1/4 by 1 3/8". It dates from the late 1800's. The brooch catch is a tube hinge with open c-clasp which holds quite securely. There is a small area where the side of the brooch has pushed in a little on the tube hinge side. It does not effect the structure of the brooch, but this is an old piece and has obviously been worn and loved. I have not polished it, I will leave any polishing to the new owner. The brooch is unmarked and has acid tested as sterling silver.
Exceptional Rolled Gold Victorian Love Knot Leaf and Vine Brooch: This stunning Victorian brooch is crafted in rolled gold and features a love knot motif accented with leaves and vines. The detail is wonderful, as even the gold curves are engraved with leaves and flowers. The brooch is accented with two leaves which are also engraved. The brooch is quite large for a Victorian piece, measuring 2 by 1 1/2". It has a tube hinge and extra long pin with an open C-clasp. The patina of the piece is wonderful, and I have not polished it. It is unsigned, and I would date to the late 1800's.
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