Victorian Sterling Silver Rose Cut Garnet Seed Pearl Flower Brooch Pin
Richly colored, the "petals" of natural garnets in this Victorian brooch, sparkle brightly from rose-cut faceting across their surface. In the form of a flower this sterling silver piece is dotted with tiny seed pearls that echo the floral motif at the center. Petite in size, yet pleasantly chunky feeling due to its detail and large size of the stones, this antique brooch has a radiating red glow when it catches the light.
Condition Guide Excellent. This piece is fresh looking and must have been tucked away and well taken care of, the soft signs of wear are noticeable only on close inspection.
* The silver setting has a bright patina with very little surface wear and no dents or misshapen spots.
* The garnets have a bright sheen, there are no chips or surface wear and the faceting is crisp and refractive.
* The seed pearls are all in place with a light amount of surface wear.
* There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.
Mark No mark
Clasp Secure, and original
Weight 5 grams
Material Tests for sterling silver, natural garnets and seed pearls
On Uncommon Pieces. Uncommon antique and vintage pieces are often highly collectable because you are not likely to find another one. While some uncommon pieces have garnered a cult following, others are so uncommon that they do not have a large fanbase. The latter type may not be considered collectables, but they are lovely, one-of-a-kind finds.
On Victorian. A young Queen Victoria assumed her role in 1837 and her taste in jewelry quickly became culturally influential, within England and beyond. Her relationship to jewelry was enmeshed with her husband, Prince Albert, who gifted the Queen for their engagement, a snake ring, embedded with an emerald (her birthstone) in its head. Continuing from the Georgian era and intensified by Queen Victoria's taste, sentimental and figural jewelry was a major trend throughout the Victorian era. When certain ideas and words were deemed too forward or improper to be spoken, jewelry and symbolic meaning was used to communicate what was left unsaid.