A wonderful antique agate and gold brooch that Harry Potter's headmistress at Hogwarts would adore! This Scottish brooch is inlaid with black, brown and white coloured agates in a pave and criss cross or zig zag pattern and makes for a striking and fab piece of antique jewellery to wear today!
Scottish 'pebble' jewellery became popular during Queen Victoria's reign who adopted the jewels after holidaying at Balmoral in Scotland.
These brooches were cleverly designed and quite different to other English jewels of the time; they are often wonderfully distinctive and feature a variety of cairngorms and agates of all colours inlaid into black basalt and usually set in sterling silver.
This one features chalcedony, onyx and brown agates, and is set in 15 carat gold; it is in good condition for its age with a small degree of wear and looks as stunning as it did circa the 1870's when it was made!
This brooch is a good sized rectangle, it measures 7 cms long by 4 cms wide.