The Banded Agate Torus Brooch is a stunning, Victorian-era translucent banded agate and sterling silver pin in a beautiful, ringed torus design
The Banded Agate Torus Brooch is a stunning, Victorian-era translucent banded agate and sterling silver pin in a beautiful, ringed torus design. The piece is not hallmarked, 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 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 banded agate, sterling silver (.925 silver)
Era: Victorian (estimated)
Artist: Unknown (unhallmarked)
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