Red Red Wine - Vintage Brass Crystal Rhinestone Filigree Brooch (VBR196)

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Red Red Wine - Vintage Brass Crystal Rhinestone Filigree Brooch. This lovely brooch is crafted from brass. Featuring 4 round cut faceted red crystal gemstones, 3 round cut clear faceted crystal gemstones, vintage styling, and quality craftsmanship. The gallery on this brooch is claw-set with beautiful rich red wine crystals, which is interspaced by claw-set glowing clear crystals. The entire brooch is a sea of filigree, which adds beauty and intricacy to the piece. The back of the brooch features a pin, and secure lock mechanism, in perfect working order. The vintage brooch is in the Victorian revival style, a wonderful piece that would dress up any outfit. 

History: Around 500 BC when brass was discovered it was called “mountain copper”, which was composed of naturally occurring copper and zinc mixtures that were melted down to form a golden metal. The ancient Romans used brass primarily for decorative purposes.

Centuries ago, quartz pebbles with a high lead content were found sparkling on the banks of Europe's Rhine River. These beautiful, natural stones were highly coveted and were eventually depleted, inspiring jewelers to create an imitation, aptly named the "rhinestone."

1400-1100 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.


Measurements: Brooch 34.00 mm round 

Stone Size: Crystal (Red) 8.00 mm          Crystal (Clear) 4.00 mm 

Weight: 10.00 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: Czechoslovakia 

Date: Circa 1930

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