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Scottish Victorian Sea Jasper Brooch


In 1848, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert purchased Balmoral Castle in the Highlands of Scotland. Victoria, enchanted with Scottish design, began wearing tartan plaids to royal events. She also commissioned jewelry like this piece, made with indigenous Scottish stones. Once HRH - the arbiter of 19th century style - was seen wearing these Scottish jewels in London, fashionable Victorian women would have instantly recognized the style as a reference to the Queen's beloved country home and high-tailed it to the nearest jeweler to get a piece of Scottish “pebble” jewelry of their own. This throughly modern-looking oversize Scottish brooch is made in sterling silver and set with a multi-hued slab of sea jasper.


  • Materials

    sterling silver, sea jasper

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition


  • Size

    3" x 1 1/4"

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please note:Terms of Sale

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.