The bright hue and glimmer of natural amethyst stones, light up the shooting star motif in this Victorian brooch. With a brilliant cut and an open setting, the amethysts sparkle vividly in a lovely shade of violet. Streams shoot outward from the central star in both directions creating a delicate and cosmic silhouette on your lapel. This piece is fresh looking and must have been tucked away and well.
Taken care of, the signs of wear are noticeable only on close inspection. The gold setting has a bright patina with a minor amount surface wear and no dents or misshapen spots. The amethysts have a high sheen without any chipping or surface wear and the faceting is crisp and refractive.
There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape. Material Gold filled, natural Amethyst. Figural jewelry includes any piece that has been shaped into an animal, person, object, or detailed day in the life scene. Antique and vintage figural jewelry is often quite charming and collectible for the realistic or cutesy details.Specific objects or animals became popular and prolific in jewelry during certain time periods, Scotty dogs during the 1940s for example, or swallow birds during the Victorian era. Figural jewelry is special for its detail and realism but also tells the story of the decade they were made in. Symbolism in antique and vintage jewelry is common, yet it can be hard to spot if you dont know what youre looking for. Often, specific natural gemstones, flowers, birds, and motifs like stars and anchors were imbued with meanings that have fallen out of present-day societys collective memory.
To appreciate the power of symbols in antique jewelry is to imagine what it would have been like to wear the piece and step back into history. _gsrx_vers_1233 GS 8.1.1 (1233). The item "Antique Victorian Gold Filled Natural Amethyst Shooting Star Bar Brooch Pin" is in sale since Monday, December 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches".
The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.