Antique Victorian Amethyst Paste Shamrock Clover Gold Metal Brooch Pin Old Cut Amethyst Diamond Paste Brooch Antique Shamrock Pin
This stunning Antique Victorian Paste Shamrock Brooch dates to c.
1890 and in set in Gold plated metal.
The Paste stones appear just like Amethyst and Diamond making this a wonderful statement piece.
Paste is a type of glass which has been used since the 18th century.
During the 18th and early 19th century fine Diamond and precious stone jewellery was often part of the family heirloom therefore they would have replicas made from Paste to safeguard their heritage.
They would take their paste jewels to grand functions and to the party season in London where admirers wouldnt be able to know the difference.
This is now why Paste jewellery is still so highly sought after, as it was made with just the same amount of highly skilled craftsmanship as antique fine precious jewellery, so much so that it has become a collectors item.
This is a lovely brooch which looks fabulous when worn and it would make a great addition to any collection.
STONES Paste METAL Gold Metal MEASUREMENTS Measures 3.3cm x 3.2cm WEIGHT 7.2 grams CONDITION Excellent FREE Worldwide Fast Tracked and Insured Shipping Item Number 1095