Antique Carnelian Cross Brooch


Victorian Carnelian Cross brooch

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An early Brooch in the form of a cross in eye-catching carnelian.

The Victorians were well known for their love of “natural” jewellery, a trend which rode on the shoulders of Queen Victoria’s love of Scottish pebble jewellery – mostly banded agates; this charming brooch however, is carved from a stunning piece of carnelian, known for its translucent quality and delicate colour variations. Typically for Victorian brooches it is quiet a large size and its cross design represents a stalwart of jewellery themes. To the rear the cross features a metal mount and pin with a C-clasp, but this mount has been fixed from the front with two gold studs


Despite its advancing years this carnelian cross brooch remains in tip-top condition, some slight rounding to some of the edges but no chips. The clasp is still firmly fixed and closes tightly and securely.


  • 5 x 3 cm (2 x 1.25 inches)
  • 1 cm (0.4 inches) deep

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