Well loved because of its bold color, distinctive patterns and substantial appearance, Victorian Scottish pebble jewelry is prized by collectors. The truly antique pieces are hard to find; once they've gotten into a collection, they seem to want to never leave. We were fortunate in finding this outstanding pin on our last trip to England. Small enough to be versatile, the pin is so powerfully designed and made it will set the tone for an entire ensemble.
Measuring a hair over 1" in diameter, the pin is sterling silver studded with Montrose Lace, an agate from Montrose in Angus, Scotland. It is as subtly and finely colored as mother of pearl. The citrine is a natural cairngorm from the Cairngorm Mountains. It is sparkly and glittering. The silver smith decorated the silver with stars and lines of zig zags, etc. A lot of design planning went into the little brooch. The stones have been professionally tested in the UK and are guaranteed. They are without a flaw, as is the silver. The c-clasp and pin shaft at back are original. The pin extends a bit beyond the rim of the brooch, denoting a late Victorian piece. Originally priced at $190.00, now on sale for $125.00.