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Victorian Jewelry: VJ134

THE CROSS OF ST. ANDREW ( Victorian Jewelry Scottish Brooch ): Regal and rich in color, this magnificent Antique Scottish Brooch features the cross of St. Andrew. (c. 1845-1870) All Scots were entitled to wear this cross, but when it was surmounted by a crown, a royal crest was indicated and the Queen’s permission was needed to wear it. This bloodstone cross is encircled by a Sterling Silver crown that curves around the cross and is actually a separate piece mounted in place. The crown is ornamented with three elevated bezel set citrines. The large oval background consists of jasper, Montrose gray agate and in the four corners are warm brown raised triangular cut agate stones. All of these colored agates were mined in different parts of Scotland. Fine engraving decorates all of the Sterling Silver design work. The back is hallmarked with a diamond shaped mark divided into sections for particular details, such as date, category and pattern number. There is a sturdy C clasp closure and the tiny ring at the top once held a safely chain. This brooch embodies England’s passion for “all things Scottish”. A wonderful Scottish brooch full of the character and mystery of the highlands. Condition: Excellent. Stones always have natural irregularities. No chips. The far left citrine on the crown moves slightly, but is solidly in place. Size: 2” high, 2 1/2” wide, 1/2” deep.

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