The Red Agate Kilt Pin is a curious, Victorian-era translucent red banded agate and sterling silver pin in a beautiful, elongated ring design
The Red Agate Kilt Pin is a curious, Victorian-era translucent red banded agate and sterling silver pin in a beautiful, elongated ring design. A design unlike any we have had before. The piece is not hallmarked, which is not unusual for locally made pins of this era. The pin measures almost 2 inches across. A unique treasure and an excellent example 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 red banded agate, sterling silver (.925 silver)
Era: Mid-Victorian (estimated)
Artist: Unknown (unhallmarked)
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