The Banded Agate Victorian Collar Pin is sterling silver set with a single piece of stunning banded agate. The stone retains an expert cut and polish to ensure even color and translucence. Despite its 100+ years age, there is no damage to the pin, including the stone and the original silver backing. The pin measures just over 1.75 inches across, a large example of the style. A stunning example of a Victorian classic.
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: Late Victorian (estimated)
Artist: Unknown (unhallmarked)
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