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Scottish Cairngorm Citrine Brooch

About

In the eastern highlands of Scotland spans a rugged mountain range named the Cairngorms. The plateau is a barren tundra with an arctic climate and looks nothing like any image of Scotland you have ever seen. Though perhaps barren is the wrong word: for the Cairngorm mountains create a unique citrine quartz that has been the focal point of Scottish jewelry for centuries. This circa 1945 brooch of 15K yellow gold has crisp and angular lines that make for a breathtakingly modern and sophisticated brooch. The focal point is a bezel-set Cairngorm citrine from the Scottish Cairngorm mountains that measures approximately 20 mm x 14.71 mm and weighs approximately 20 carats. Cairngorm gems have an incomparable warmth and it's common to find colored glass as a substitute for the gem in antique Scottish jewelry, making this brooch special. The gem has an intoxicatingly rich and golden color and is in superb condition without chips or abrasions. In fact, the brooch as a whole looks as though it could be brand new. Only under magnification can you see any evidence of age. And I suspect the pin itself is a replacement. The only hallmark is a metal fineness mark for 15K gold. There is a small loop on the rear of the clasp through which a jump-ring could be attached and the brooch worn as a necklace. Perfectly unisex, this beautiful brooch would look smashing on anybody's lapel.

Details

  • In the Style Of
  • Place of Origin
    Scotland
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1945
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    D 2.25 in.D 57.15 mm
  • Length
    2.25 in. (57.15 mm)
  • Weight
    6.95 g
  • Seller Location
    Southbury, CT
  • Reference Number
    LU158918413572
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