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Ornate Splendour - Victorian Gold Gild Amethyst Paste Brooch. This lovely brooch is crafted from Gold gild over base metal. Featuring one paste amethyst cabochon,  4 round cut amethyst paste gemstones, and Georgian Revival styling.  The gorgeous brooch is oval in shape and set with an oval amethyst opaque purple cabochon gemstone. The ornate brooch displays scrolls and flowers, which are set with deep purple gems. The back of the brooch has a pin and an antique type lock system, which is secured by a modern rubber stopper.  The antique brooch looks stunning when worn on a jacket, shawl, scarf, blouse, sweater or even a hat. Just gorgeous! 

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.

Gilding is a decorative technique for applying a very thin coating of gold to solid surfaces such as metal (most common), wood, porcelain, or stone. A gilded object is also described as "gilt". ... Gilding gives an object a gold appearance at a fraction of the cost of creating a solid gold object.  


Measurements: Brooch 52.00 mm x 56.00 mm 

Stone Size: Amethyst Paste  Cabochon 19.00 mm x 10.00 mm   Amethyst Paste  (round stones) 4.00 mm each 

Weight: 10.20 grams 

Condition: Very Good (Slight age related wear to gild) 

Origin: Europe 

Date: Circa 1900

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