The Agate Shield Kilt Pin is a museum-quality, Victorian-era shield kilt pin in sterling silver with red and mottled Scottish agate. 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 semi-precious gem 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. In ancient times, early Caledonians collected the stones and used them for luck and protection. Many of the best specimens originate from the fields and beaches of Scotland’s eastern coast — areas Angus, Fife, Ayr and Burn-Anne.
Material: Scottish red and mottled agate, sterling silver (.925 silver)
Era: Victorian (patent mark of November 24, 1875)
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