ANTIQUE VICTORIAN SAPHIRET HEART PASTE STONE BROOCH CIRCA 1900
This enchanting antique Victorian brooch has been crafted around a heart carved from Saphiret, a wondrous and mysterious gemstone created from a fusion of sapphire-coloured glass and gold.
The stone’s surface appears chocolate brown, but when light catches it a brilliant blue iridescence plays through the stone in a manner similar to a natural Opal, albeit with one colour in place of the many which Opals show.
This piece has been crafted in base metal, with bright white paste stones laced around the central heart to complement its otherworldly glow.
This is a truly remarkable piece, and a great talking point.
WEIGHT: 5.1 grams
MEASURES: Height 25mm x Width 24mm x Depth 7mm
METAL: Base Metal, 9ct Yellow Gold Pin (Acid tested)
CONDITION: Good, small flaw to side of saphiret, otherwise in good condition.
ITEM NUMBER: 20-326