ANTIQUE SCOTTISH SILVER ROUND THISTLE CITRINE BROOCH CIRCA 1860
This fabulous Sterling Silver Scottish Citrine brooch is Circa 1860.
Set with a large natural tested Citrine in the centre approx 12ct in size.
The name Citrine is derived from the colour - the yellow of lemon. Citrine is also known as Gold Topaz and is the birthstone for November.
Ancient cultures believed that placing a Citrine on the forehead of an elder would increase his psychic power.
The Citrine’s sparkle and have a crisp, radiant quality about them.
Adorned with fabulous all round Scottish workmanship with celtic designs engraved around the gallery.
Scottish jewellery was made popular by Queen Victoria as it became a souvenir of her trips to Scotland. From the mid 1800's Queen Victoria frequently visited Scotland and her Scottish Castle Balmoral.
This brooch is steeped in history, a truly eye catching piece with beautiful detail.
It weighs 13.9 grams
It measures 45mm across x 45mm down
The Citrine measures 17mm across x 17mm down
In excellent condition all round.
ITEM NUMBER 8683