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Victorian Jewelry: VJ208

SCOTTISH BLUE BEAUTIES ( Victorian Scottish Jewelry Agate Earrings ): It was Queen Victoria in the 19th Century who brought Scottish Agate Jewelry to the wider world. She and her husband, Prince Albert, purchased Balmoral Castle in Scotland in 1847 as their private retreat. She encouraged and made popular the use of all things Scottish. This included the wearing of Scottish Jewelry – Scottish Agate being among the most popular. These stunningly beautiful earrings are an outstanding example. Made from Blue Montrose Agate, probably from the famous Blue Hole area (now mined out), they are topped by a piece similar in shape to the fleur-de-lis. The central stone is marquise shaped, flanked by triangular stones and with silver engraving below ending in a silver orb. The orb is in the center of two freely oval swinging loops. The larger contains three lovely striped crescent shaped agate stones and the inner smaller loop contains two. All are set in Sterling Silver with a pierced ear wire at the top. Antique Scottish Agate Earrings are quite rare finds and always very expensive, especially the scarce blues. The freely swinging loops make these unusually flattering as you move your head. An exquisite addition to any collection!

Condition: Excellent. All stones are original and flawless.
Size: Total length 1 7/8”. Agate portion 1 5/8” long, 3/4” wide, 1/4” deep.

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