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Victoria's Reign - Victorian 14K Gold Natural Amethyst & Seed Pearl Brooch. This wonderful brooch is crafted from 14K yellow gold, hallmarked 14K, and a makers mark.   Featuring one natural oval cut faceted amethyst, 44 natural English freshwater seed pearls, Victorian/Edwardian stying, and high quality craftsmanship.  This exquisite brooch is expertly claw-set with a beautiful vibrant purple amethyst, which is surrounded by a sea of silvery white pearls, set in a beautifully sculpted gold gallery. The brooch has a pin on the back, with a secure lock, and the original gold holder for a velvet choker.  The brooch is beautifully made, and showcases fabulous detail and decoration (a characteristic of antique jewelry) . The wonderful Victorian brooch looks stunning when when worn, truly a treasure to be cherished and enjoyed for many years to come.

Note: Appraisal included with the brooch. Contemporary appraisal do not reflect the antique value. Appraised at $2500.00 (Tax Excluded) 

History: Victorian era, in British history, the period between approximately 1820 and 1914, corresponding roughly but not exactly to the period of Queen Victoria's reign (1837–1901) 

Amethyst jewelry has been found and dated as early as 2000 BC. Some historical accounts say that Saint Valentine had an amethyst ring carved with an image of Cupid. For those familiar with Old Testament history, amethyst was one of the twelve gemstones that represented the twelve tribes of Israel.

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


Measurements: Brooch 27.50 mm x 24.00 mm 

Stone Size: Amethyst 8.00 carats   Seed Pearl: Variation of sizes 

Weight: 7.20 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: England 

Date: Circa 1900

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