Gaze into this crystal orb— I wonder if she remembers moments past, or holds the glimpses of the future. A wonderful, massive example from the 1870’s, this gorgeous swag set brooch will be a star in any collection. Featuring stunning pearls, a 27ct amethyst cabochon, this brooch has chemistry and synergy. The amethyst has many velvety inclusions, creating a planetary garden within the stone... No other jewel will ever look exactly like this one, with her studded, Saturn-esque ring around the massive amethyst!
A great piece, this brooch backing is hallmarked in the French manner for 18ct.
Materials and Features:
Age/Origin: French, c 1860-70
Marks: eagle head hallmark
Measurements: 2” across, 27ct amethyst, 13.5g
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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