The Crowned Shield Kilt Pin is a beautiful, Victorian-era kilt pin in citrine, amethyst and sterling silver with a bold shield with crown design. While unhallmarked (which is not unusual for family-made pins of this era), the pin boasts complete British patent marks dating February 2, 1866. The pin measures approximately 1.75 inches tall. An ideal pin for a period-authentic Scottish kit.
With a color reminiscent of Scotland’s national flower — the thistle, the purple-hued amethyst holds a special place in Scottish jewelers’ hearts. Typically found in much lighter shades than the darker Brazilian stone, natural Scottish amethyst is much harder to come by. Small deposits yield occasional stones in areas like Fife, Dundee, Fife and Galloway. Many Victorian-era pieces feature the yellow citrine, a more common cousin to amethyst. Only the best pieces incorporate the delicate purple gemstone.
Metaphysically, amethyst acts as a natural stress reliever. It levels out bad moods and dispels negative emotions. Amethyst gifts the wearer with spiritual awareness and enhanced intuition. Amethyst is also February’s birthstone.
Material: Scottish amethyst, citrine, sterling silver (.925 silver)
Era: Victorian (patent mark of February 2, 1866)
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