Saltire Cross Scottish Pebble Brooch with Malachite

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Scottish pebble jewelry is one of our favorite categories of Victorian jewels. This wonderful brooch is set with malachite, a dramatically beautiful stone that is striated with shades of bright green. The sterling silver pin is a circle. A Saltire cross depicted in malachite and silver sits at the center, framed by a floating silver ring inset with malachite. Exquisite engraving covers the silver. The brooch is backed with the long pin and c-clasp commonly seen in this era, with plenty of room to gather up a plaid or wool shawl. A special piece that will make you fall in love with Scottish pebble jewelry, too. Circa 1850.

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 1.11" in diameter. In Very Good Antique Condition. You should always expect some wear on antique and vintage jewels, we consider it part of their charm.

Item #P2562

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