Splash of color

Victorian brooch with amethyst & natural pearls in 15ct gold, around 1880

Brooches until not so long ago belonged to the indispensable pieces of jewelry. No lady would have left the house around 1950 without a brooch, because without a brooch clothing was not complete. How and where the brooch was worn on the clothes, changed following the respective fashions. In the 1880s, brooches with colored gemstones were especially popular, which could stand with next to the bright colors of the clothes. The present piece of jewelry comes from this environment and presents itself in a transverse oval shape. In its center shines a faceted amethyst in purple color, reminiscent of blooming lavender fields. The framing of 15-karat gold shows the formal language of historicism with its leaf ornaments and C-curves. Fine natural pearls accompany the gemstone here and enrich the piece of jewelry with their creamy white shimmer. The brooch is a typical piece of jewelry of the Victorian era and found its way to us from England. It is beautifully preserved and a wonderful splash of color on many occasions.

The jewelry is made of the typical British alloy of fifteen-carat gold (equivalent to a fineness of 625/000). This alloy we encounter in many Victorian and Edwardian jewelry, but was used only until 1932, after which its use was discontinued.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.