Antique 18ct Gold & Pearl Star Brooch
This is a beautiful antique gold star brooch, late Victorian in age and made during a time when the Princess of Wales (who would become Queen Consort), began a trend for women adorning themselves in moon and star shaped jewellery. The Victorians and Edwardians believed that stars denoted guidance, whether that be spiritual or otherwise, and the motif became incredibly popular. The Queen Consort, of course, would wear her stars studded with diamonds, not pearls!
This lovely old star brooch has been fashioned from 18ct gold with a base metal pin. It bears no marks, but we have had the metal x-ray tested to be sure of its purity. The brooch is in great condition for its age - all pearls appear original except for one replacement.
- Size: 2.7cm wide
- Fixing: Pin & Clasp
- Age: 1890-1910
- Material: 18ct Gold
- Marks: None (gold content x-ray tested)
- Weight: 5.5 grams
- Principal Stone: Pearl
All carat weights, colour grades and clarity grades are our very best estimates. Metals are checked for authenticity, and any detectable stone treatments disclosed.
Kit Clayton Jewellery is a member of the National Association of Jewellers and insurance valuations for pieces priced £1000+ are available on request.