Rare Victorian Brass and Amethyst Rhinestone Brooch Cuff
Victorian Runway Collection
Victorian (1800s) Amethyst Rhinestone Bar Brooch, nested on reclaimed black leather with dyed, spotted suede frame.
Leather 1 1/2" wide
Suede frame is 2 1/2" wide by 1 7/8" tall
Brooch is 2 1/2" x 9/16"
Victorian era c-clasp
Solid brass buckle closure with 3 holes for size ability
This gorgeous brooch is a rare find, and shows wear and some scratches on the stone. Nevertheless, it is stunning. The rare ornate brass setting has a rich patina.
History: Amethyst is a quartz stone that became very popular starting in 1800s. In the 1900s, it became a go-to stone for high-end jewelry designers. You will often see it in antique jewelry, especially Victorian. Amethyst was often duplicated in glass and rhinestones, as in this piece. This brooch piece is in excellent condition. Amethyst is the birthstone of February.
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