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Ruby Delicacy - Victorian Silver Gold Wash Ruby Paste Brooch.  This pretty brooch is crafted from gold wash over base metal.  Featuring one round cut ruby paste gemstone, and Victorian styling.  It is silver in colour with traces of the orinal gold wash. The brooch is marquise shaped with a double frame of decorative metal work.  The central portion is adorned with a vibrant ruby red paste gem.  The pin on the back is original and locks in place. This Victorian era collectible would make a great addition to any collection. 

Paste jewellery is a special type of flint glass that emulates a number of gemstones. The origins of Paste jewellery date back to the mid-18th century, to a jeweller named Georges Frederic Stras, who worked as a jeweller to the king when he moved from Strasbourg to Paris in 1724.Apr. 17, 2018                          
Measurements: Brooch 38.00 mm x 15.00                                                              
Stone Size: Ruby Paste 2.50 mm                                                                                      
Weight: 2.70 grams                                                                                                    
Condition: Very Good                                                                                                      
Origin: Europe                                                                                                                  
Date: Circa 1890

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