Scottish pebble jewelry is one of our favorite categories of Victorian jewels. This specimen highlights the incredible natural beauty of banded agate. A gold filled bar pin is set with fascinating green and white agate banded in rich, pure colors. The agate has opaque stripes at the center and translucent ends. The pin is finished with the long pin and c-clasp commonly seen in this era. Timeless and very versatile, wear this gorgeous piece on a scarf, hat, lapel, collar...endless possibilities. Circa 1880.
This brooch evokes for me the image of Queen Victoria and her love of Scottish jewelry. Once the ladies of England see their lovely young Queen wearing her Scottish jewels, Scottish pebble jewelry becomes all the rage.
Details.....The brooch measures 2.41" long and 0.26" wide. In Very Good Antique Condition. You should always expect some wear on antique and vintage jewels, we consider it part of their charm.