A Touch Of Class - Victorian 9K Rose Gold Pearl Bar Pin Brooch (VICBR018)

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A Touch Of Class - Victorian 9K Rose Gold Pearl Bar Pin Brooch. This elegant pin is crafted from 9K rose gold, hallmarked 375 (British hallmark for 9ct gold), Birmingham  hallmark, a letter date 'U' for 1870, and a makers mark VCS. Featuring one genuine pearl, Victorian era styling, and quality craftsmanship. This brooch is simple and elegant, showcasing a linear polished bar, set with a champagne colored pearl. The back of the pin closes securely, and is in perfect working order. These Victorian pins were often worn on a high necked blouse, however today it can be worn on just about anything. A great piece that will add a touch of class to any outfit. 

History: Pearls were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC, while in ancient Rome, pearl jewellery was considered the ultimate status symbol. So precious were the spherical gems that in the 1st century BC, Julius Caesar passed a law limiting the wearing of pearls only to the ruling classes. 

Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.

Rose gold was first used in early 19th century Russia by the famed jeweler Carl Faberge in his famous Faberge Eggs, as was known as Russian Gold. Rose gold later gained popularity in the United States during the lavish and feminine 1920's, and was worn in engagement rings and fine jewelry.

400-1100 B.C. The beginnings of the brooch can be traced back to the Bronze Age, where early iterations took form in simple pins with circular rings. The unassuming ornaments were often used to secure and fasten cloaks and other garments during the winter.

In the history of the United Kingdom and the British Empire, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. Slightly different definitions are sometimes used. 


Measurements: Brooch 51.50 mm x 1.50 mm 

Stone Size: Pearl 6.00 mm 

Weight: 2.20 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: England, Birmingham

Date: Dated 1870


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