Victorian-era torus brooch in sterling silver with translucent banded agate
A stunning, Victorian-era translucent banded agate and sterling silver brooch in a beautiful, ringed torus design. Unhallmarked, which is not unusual for locally made pins of this era. The pin measures a huge 2.25 inches across. A truly unique treasure with excellent examples of Scotland’s best banded agate.
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.