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Treasure Of Prague - Vintage Brass Czechoslovakia Crystal Ornate Brooch.  This stunning brooch is crafted from brass metal.  Featuring a emerald cut crystal, and 4 round cut crystals, Vintage Victorian Revival styling, and lovely detailing.  This central portion of this brooch is claw - set with a beautiful large emerald cut , emerald green crystal, surrounded by ornate filigree brass work and peridot coloured green crystals.   The back of the brooch is open backed, which exposes the foiled back crystal.  The pin on the back has a secure lock mechanism in perfect working order.  This Vintage brooch looks gorgeous when worn, truly a wonderful collectible piece for any brooch collection.

Originally, rhinestones were rock crystals gathered from the river Rhine, hence the name, although some were also found in areas like the Alps, but today the name "rhinestone" applies only to varieties of lead glass known as crystal glass. The availability was greatly increased in the 18th century when the Alsatian jeweller Georg Friedrich Strass had the idea to imitate diamonds by coating the lower side of lead glass with metal powder. Hence, rhinestones are called strass in many European languages.

Brooches have evolved considerably from their beginnings in the ancient world. Brooches were used in a functional capacity to fasten or secure articles of clothing. The earliest of brooches consisted of thorns, flint, and sticks. During the Bronze Age the pins were then handcrafted out of metal.

The brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. ... About 1400 B.C. there is discovered the brass, alloy of copper and zinc, which presents an excellent behavior opposite to the deformation, besides a great malleability in cold and in warm. It is resistant to the corrosion and to the wear.


Measurements: 50.00 mm x 45.00 mm 

Stone Size: Emerald Crystal 22.00 mm x 17.00 mm 

Weight: 14.90 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: Czechoslovakia 

Date: Circa 1940

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