Exceptional Victorian era brooch featuring 3 faceted heart shaped genuine amethysts and pyrite ruffle. As is true of many Victorian period pieces this brooch has symbolic meaning, the bow like garland and center cross are meant to represent love & fidelity in marriage.
Design details such as c-catch and tube hinge suggest this piece dates to the 1800s. The boar hallmark is tied to the Paris assay office and indicates Sterling Silver of French origin. The triangular shape and extra sterling loop indicate it could have once be worn as a pendant.
Nice size brooch 2.5 inches in length 1 7/8 wide. Condition: good for age at 130 plus years old. Note: Last photo shows small loop of silver above c -catch that indicates it may have once been stomacher or pendant as well as a brooch. Under magnification flea bite noted to side of left gemstone.
All of our items are estate found and come pre-loved with signs of minor wear. We do not aggressively clean or polish our vintage or antique pieces to maintain patina.
If you prefer a high polish we suggest a soft jewelry cloth which will make sterling shine. 1 Youll be alerted to price reductions on this item.2 Youll be one of the first to see our latest estate finds. EARN UP TO 20% OFF!!! The item "Antique Victorian Brooch Sterling Silver Amethyst 1800s French Boar Hallmarks" is in sale since Sunday, May 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "vintage2victorian" and is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Belize, Bolivia, Viet nam, Uruguay.