Victorian-era shield kilt pin in sterling silver and Scottish agate
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A museum-quality, Victorian-era shield kilt pin in sterling silver and Scottish agate. While unhallmarked (which is not unusual for family-made pins of this era), the pin boasts complete British patent marks dating November 24, 1875. The pin measures approximately 2.25 inches tall. Easily one of the most exquisite and historically important pieces we’ve ever had the pleasure of collecting.
One of the most prized stones in antique Scottish jewelry making, banded agate is a beautiful stone with distinct layers of colors and designs. Hues can range from browns and golds to reds, whites and even blues. Many classic Scottish kilt pins and women’s accessories will feature multiple colors of agate set in complementary patterns.