Mid Victorian-era banded agate and sterling silver collar pin
This beautiful Victorian-era collar pin is sterling silver set with a single piece of stunning banded agate. The stone has been expertly cut and polished to ensure an even 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 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.