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Checkered Agate Brooch

The Checkered Agate Brooch is a stunning, Victorian-era squared agate original set in a classic oval brooch design

$285.00

The Checkered Agate Brooch is a stunning, Victorian-era brooch of squared agate set seamlessly over slate. The stone setting creates a subtle St. Andrews Cross pattern. Flush-set stone pins flourished in Victorian-era Scotland. Collectors seek them out for the colors and patterns created by the stone settings. The piece is not hallmarked, which is not unusual for locally made pins of this era. The pin measures just under 2 inches across. A truly unique treasure with excellent examples of Scotland’s best agate.

Scottish Agate

One of the most prized stones in antique Scottish jewelry making, 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 agate, likely brass or gilded silver

Era: Victorian (estimated)

Artist: Unknown (unhallmarked)

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