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1894 Connemara Marble Souvenir Brooch


Scottish "pebble" jewelry - silver-based tourist jewels made with indigenous Scottish stones - was a popular trend in the Victorian era. Here's the Irish counterpart. This brooch is made from Connemara green marble, which is calcite marble with lots of serpentine, and it is found only in a small area between Streamstown and Lissoughter. It was a trade treasure used by the inhabitants in prehistoric times, and during the late 1800s it was mined again for jewelry. A "Y" hallmark tells us the jewel was made in 1894. The lady holding a beacon is the symbol for Dublin, and a harp is the Irish fineness mark for sterling silver.


  • Materials

    Connemara marble, sterling silver.

  • Age

    Hallmark for Dublin 1894

  • Condition


  • Size

    about 2"

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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.