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Victorian Agate Jewelry




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VICTORIAN, SCOTTISH, PEBBLE & AGATE JEWELRY
Agate ~ Malachite ~ Scottish ~ Pebble ~ Cairngorm

Victorian jewelry is as complex in it’s symbolism, sentiment and
design as the fashion, architecture and decor of the time. Worn as an
ornament, a love token or a remembrance, both the costume and fine jewelry
of the era not only completed the well-dressed lady’s attire but also denoted her position in society,
her marital status and her sense of self.

Since the Victorian era stretched over six decades, many types of jewelry
came and went in vogue. Mass production made jewelry available to the
widest number of buyers in the broadest range of designs ever seen
before in history. When it came to formal occasions, the "more is
better" theme of the Victorian era carried over into how jewelry was
worn by royalty and the aristocracy. Paintings of Queen Victoria and
other royals at state occasions show multiple brooches, swags, earrings,
bracelets and hair ornaments. But the jewelry of the everyday woman is
collectible, fascinating and a lesson in history that enchants us even
today.

The
popularity of Victorian stone or "pebble" jewelry was encouraged by Queen
Victoria and it began as a souvenir of her trips to Scotland. From the
mid-1800s Queen Victoria frequented Scotland and her Scottish castle, Balmoral. Scotland became a popular place to view the sites,
with Scottish dress and jewelry being fashionable, too. By the later
1800s it was being made in England and Germany as well. I have read that
the stones used included orange, red and mustard Campsie Fells jasper from Stirlingshire,
green Isle of Rum bloodstone and glass citrines and amethysts simulating
Cairngorm citrines and Sutherland amethysts.

British souvenir jewelry came along with the easier transportation that
began with the early decades of Queen Victoria’s reign
when the English were riding on trains to see parts of their country
that were farther away and harder to reach traveling by horse.
Public transportation made vacations within the British Isles more
available to the masses, and along with that came the souvenir
jewelry from some of the different vacations spots.

Agate comes in
many colors and the lovely or unusual striations can add to their
desirability. Usually set in silver, pieces were also made in karat
gold as well. The stones
included jasper, bloodstone and other agates, and some were also set
with Cairngorm citrines and amethysts. Worn with everything from
Levis to the typical plaids,
these cannot be beat as a wonderful accessory still today.






VICTORIAN link bracelets with
padlock closures.
GEORGIAN 18k yellow gold
and banded agate memorial ring, hallmarked London, engraved "Michael Simpson
died 12 July 1835 Age 40 Years" and dated 1835, size 7-1/4, as is.
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VICTORIAN Scottish pebble style agate and sterling
bracelets.
See Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry" Ed. 3, page 47.



GEORGIAN or early VICTORIAN agate links bracelet with an engraved plaque that says, "AR
Clothier. 111 London. Rd. Chippenham. WRCD 47/2" on one link. The spacers
are lovely raised gold tone stylized flower shapes and the agate
settings are open backed. This was an advertising
piece and circa 1830, very unusual. A similar style bracelet can be seen in Warman’s Jewelry, Ed. 3,
page 47 and in Dawes "Georgian Jewlery" on page
52. View
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VICTORIAN 9 carat and agate
oval pendant with insect detailed on top, very rare, circa 1870, 2-1/2"
total length by 1-1/3" wide. This perfectly reflects the Victorian
passion for collecting things from nature, a very rare and creative piece.
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VICTORIAN Scottish
pebble style etched silver and agate links bracelet, circa 1880, adjustable
to three
sizes: 7-1/8" 7-3/4" 8-1/2", each link 3/4" wide.
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VICTORIAN
sterling with yellow- and rose-gold gilt leaves surrounding a 3-dimensional
bird, ivy, leaves and flowers on horseshoe brooch, hallmarked and "AJ",
1-1/3".
View #V28799

VICTORIAN Scottish agate
silver brooch with cairngorm center, center stones tests quartz range, 1-1/3" by 1-1/4".
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#V37210VICTORIAN Scottish silver kilt pin with jasper stone at top, unusually
heavy piece, scratched on back, 3".
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VICTORIAN Scottish pebble
style agate bracelet
with silver fittings and pad lock fastener, circa 1880, 7" by 7/8" with a 1-1/4" padlock.
See Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry" Ed. 3, page 47.
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VICTORIAN Scottish
pebble style agate and sterling
silver buckle bracelet, circa 1880, total length 10-1/2" by 1" wide, wearable by a
7-1/2" to 9" wrist.
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VICTORIAN Scottish
pebble style agate and sardonyx silver bracelet with padlock, circa 1880, 6-3/4" by 3/4".
See Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry" Ed. 3, page 47.
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VICTORIAN banded agate pendant
set in gilt silver with a nice ribbed frame, circa 1870, 2-1/4" by 1-1/8".
View #V37286

VICTORIAN boxed 15 carat
and banded agate earrings with a gold filled set brooch. The earrings are 1-1/2" total length from
hook to point, and the oval brooch is 1-1/4" The French box has the impressed mark "Depose 612"
and it is 3-1/2" by 2-1/4" by 1-1/4". The box flips open
part way, holding the jewelry at just the right angle for displaying!
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#V37206


VICTORIAN
15
carat yellow gold and banded
agate brooch with pearl starburst center and beaded edge,
presented in a vintage turtle-back box that is perfect for it, 1-3/4". This
lovely brooch tests as 15 ct but has no marks.
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#V33685





VICTORIAN
18ct banded agate and foil backed quartz cabochons locket, c.
1870. Lockets like this came in several sizes, but this is a smaller version
at 1-1/8" by 1-1/4". The back of this lovely locket has a removable
glass covered oval compartment with a piece of wine colored fabric inside. It could
hold
a memento of your choosing, a photograph or a small lock of hair, to combine
the past and present in the perfect timeless expression of love. It may also
be used as a striking mourning or sentimental locket.

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VICTORIAN
15 k gold and banded agate brooch with a double halo of pearls
accented by black enamel work all the way around. And if that isn’t good
enough, it comes with it’s own perfectly fitted Victorian box! The brooch
has no marks, but it tests 15k gold and the pearls are genuine. The brooch
is in excellent condition.

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#V39737




VICTORIAN 15 ct karat
yellow gold memorial banded agate and diamonds set: pendant, brooch and
earrings dated 1867. The pendant has a seed pearl in the middle, the pin
has seven small rose cut diamonds, pendant and pin both engraved "In
Memory of E. Johnson, Obt 24 June 1867", pendant 1-7/8" earrings 2" pin
1" , 22" chain marked "JS 375".
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VICTORIAN agate oval pendant and gold chain, 28" chain and 1-7/8" agate.
View #V33977

VICTORIAN Scottish banded
agate beads drop earrings with 9ct findings, total length 2-1/3".
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VICTORIAN Scottish
agate and banded agate links bracelet with padlock closure and safety chain,
7-5/8" by 1".
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VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow
gold and banded agate necklace with starburst center, 17-1/2" with
1-1/2" front drop. View
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VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow
gold set banded agate cross with tiny diamond, flowers at each station,
marked "9ct" on back, 4-1/2" by 3".
View #V33023



VICTORIAN 15k banded agate brooch with
gold leaves and black enameling, locket compartment on the back for a
lock of hair or a photo,
1-1/2" by 1-1/3".
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VICTORIAN 15k banded agate brooch with
gold leaves and black enameling, locket compartment on the back for a
lock of hair or a photo,
1-1/2" by 1-1/3".
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VICTORIAN bulls eye banded agate locket brooch
with a large center stone and 9 smaller surrounding stones. There are some scratches on the center
agate, not terribly noticeable except under close examination, 1-1/2" by 1-1/3".
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VICTORIAN 15ct yellow gold
and banded agate oval pendant with foxtails, total 2-7/8" and 7/8".
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VICTORIAN antique sterling
silver snake earrings with black and white banded agate
cabochons and teardrop-shaped banded agate drops, circa 1870. They have 14k yellow gold wires
and are
2-5/8" total length. The snake motif is one of my very favorites and
these are just wonderful in excellent condition.
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View #V31982

VICTORIAN Scottish
agate locket, a 7/8" locket on a 28" chain with no fittings inside.
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#V32777



VICTORIAN banded agate
locket with a covered back compartment for hair or a photograph, and with banded agates all
around the edge and a gold tone chain. The locket is 1-5/8" by 1-1/4",
the chain 30". This
is a high quality piece and a delight to wear.
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VICTORIAN agate ornate
expansion bracelet with opals set in gold tone, 5-3/4" relaxed size, stretches
up to fit a 7" wrist, 1/3" wide. The sides backs of each link are also
decorated. The opal links slide in and out of the agate links to create the give
that makes this bracelet adjustable. A similar bracelet can be seen, 4th down,
in the

1892 RCF & Co. Catalogue
.
View #V33327

VICTORIAN banded agate oval
brooch with gold filled dental edging, circa 1880, 1-5/8" by 1-1/3".
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VICTORIAN Scottish agate
bracelet with banded agates set in yellow gold washed jeweler’s metal, hinged
links make this so comfortable to wear, 7-1/4" wearable length, 1-1/4" wide at
the front and the band is about 3/4" wide. The agates are really lovely, each
with a slightly different design.
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VICTORIAN banded agate
earrings set in yellow gilt, total length, 2-1/4" by 1". The
larger agate balls swing freely in their frames, and the hooks are 9ct
yellow gold.
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#V35134

VICTORIAN banded agate oval
brooch with gold filled dental edging, circa 1880, 1-5/8" by 1-1/3".
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VICTORIAN banded
agate drop earrings, 1-1/4" agate balls only, total length 1-1/2".
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#V32744
VICTORIAN heavy agate ball
pendant necklace, ball 1-1/4", loop 1/2" chain 17".
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#V32313

VICTORIAN Scottish agate
disks expansion bracelet with clear pastes (unfoiled rhinestones), a
very
small size at 5-3/4" by 3/4".
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VICTORIAN
bug or fly pin of banded agate, diamonds and red
rhinestones
eyes set in 15 karat yellow gold
setting. The yellow gold setting tests as 15k, and the pin back
was replaced years ago, 3/4" by 5/8".

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#V37864


VICTORIAN 9 ct
banded agate ball drop earrings for pierced ears, each ball is slightly over
1/2" and the entire length including the hooks is 1-1/2". One earring is lightly
marked "_75" which I think is 375 for 9 carat yellow gold.
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#V37988


VICTORIAN
brown and cream banded agate brooch in chocolate, caramel and cream
colors set in gold
tone metal, 1-5/8" wide.

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#V37923




VICTORIAN letter opener with
agate handle, mother-of-pearl blade, silver fittings, 7-1/2".
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VICTORIAN 9ct yellow gold
and Scottish pebble
bracelet, multi-colored geometric shapes of agate set in 9
carat yellow
gold, 6-1/2" by 3/4" with a 1-1/3" padlock. This has the most
varied colors and the highest quality of workmanship I have seen.
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VICTORIAN cut steel brooch with banded agate center, 1-1/2".
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#V31881




VICTORIAN multi-colored
agate oval plaid brooch, dented at edges, circa 1880, 2" by 1-5/8".
View #V33051

VICTORIAN
Scottish agate and sterling silver buckle bracelet in box,
adjustable from 6" , 6-3/4" or 7-1/4" by 1-1/4" buckle and 5/8" band.
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VICTORIAN
Scottish sterling and agate segments brooch circle pin, 1-3/4".
Agate
jewelry pieces can be seen on page 204 of "Victorian Jewellery" by Michael
Poynder.

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VICTORIAN Scottish agate silver bracelet with 6 shaped agate links and
an agate heart-shaped padlock, bracelet 7" by 1/3", heart
1" including the hoop by 1/2" wide.

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#V38488


VICTORIAN
Scottish agate dirk brooch in box, lovely agates, jasper,
bloodstone and cairngorms, 2-1/4".
A similar piece can also be
seen in the book, "Warman’s Jewelry" 2nd Edition by Christie Romero on page
29, where she dated it 1850-1860.
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VICTORIAN
Scottish agate and sterling buckle bracelet with engraved
foliate design, wearable sizes 7" or 8" and 1-1/4" wide buckle5/8" wide
band. View
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VICTORIAN
agate target brooch with brown banded agate and gray Montrose
agate with a green half-ball center, marked on the back "Made In England
silver", 2-1/8". View
#V35324


VICTORIAN
Scottish buckle bracelet with carngorn stones, total
length 9-1/4", wearable sizes 7" and 7-3/4", buckle 1-5/8" wide and band
3/4" wide. Carngorn (also spelled cairngorn) is smoky topaz color of
quartz and these are faceted and a lovely rich color.
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VICTORIAN Scottish agate
earrings set in lightly etched scroll designs silver, total length 1-3/4".
View #V35590



VICTORIAN silver agate
pebble hinged bangle bracelet, maker "JC&S" hallmark for Birmingham 1918, one
very old and stable crack, 6-2/3" by 5/16".
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VICTORIAN silver and
agate bracelet with padlock closure, 7-1/4" by 1-1/3" front.
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VICTORIAN silver and agate
pebble earrings, total length 1-5/8" by 3/4".
View #V33614




VICTORIAN silver and
agates pebble bracelet with garter motif, 7" by 1-1/3" front and 3/4" band,
engraved initials on the back "MC". A
similar bracelet can be seen in "Scottish Jewellery A Victorian Passion" by
Diana Scarisbrick on page 69.

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VICTORIAN
Scottish sterling and Montrose agate bracelet in a lover’s
knot design circa 1880, well made with wonderful stones, 8" long with a
1-3/4" front and 3/4" wide links. A bracelet like this can be
seen in "Scottish Jewellery A Victorian Passion" by Diana Scarisbrick on
page 47.
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VICTORIAN sterling and grey
agate garter motif bracelet, 6-3/4" by 1-1/4".
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VICTORIAN
Montrose agate silver brooch with rhythmic design and open
center. On the back is a loop for a chain so that it can be worn as a
pendant, circa 1880, 2". View
#V36199

VICTORIAN
sterling and agate buckle bracelet with 3 links done in agate
mosaics with four different pieces in each link, engraved Celtic designs
ornament the
silver links and make them really special, circa 1880, total length 7-3/4", wearable lengths 6-1/8" and 6-3/4", width
2/3" with 1-1/3" buckle. View
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VICTORIAN
Montrose agate cross and chain, lovely agate designs,
registration mark for June 2, 1868, the cross is 2-1/3" total including the
loop, the 20" newer sterling chain is marked "925".
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VICTORIAN
banded agate earrings in soft creams and browns with yellow
gold settings, total length with hooks 1-1/4", each agate 5/8".
Wonderful
earrings similar to these are shown in the book "Victorian Jewelry:
Unexplored Treasures" by Davidov & Dawes, page 76, where they date them to
the 1850s.

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#V37954


VICTORIAN
Scottish agate buckle bracelet set in sterling with a safety
chain, wearable lengths are either 6-1/4" or 7" by about 5/8" wide on the
agate and 1" at the widest part of the buckle. The variety of agates are
lovely together.

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#V38243



VICTORIAN
Scottish granite heart-shaped pierced earrings, earrings
themselves 1-1/3" by 1" not including the hooks. Wonderful agate earrings
similar to these are shown in the book "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored
Treasures" by Davidov & Dawes, page 76, where they date them to the 1850s.
There are a couple of nicks at the edge of one earring, one at the side
and one at the point bottom of the heart.


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#V38223





VICTORIAN
agate bracelet set in silver with etched designs on the links, safety
chain present, 7-1/3" wearable size, center agate is 1-1/8" by 1"
wide. The subtle colors and striations are just lovely in this agate,
both the center and the side pieces, and it’s extra depth gives it
wonderful stepped dimension. Circa 1880s.
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VICTORIAN Scottish agate and stone brooch set in silver tone leaves,
simple c-catch clasp, 2-1/3".
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VICTORIAN
Scottish Montrose agate buckle bracelet, 6-7/8" wearable
length, 1-1/3" buckle width and 3/4" band width.
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VICTORIAN sterling silver
and agate anchor brooch, extra large at 3" by 2", etched design on the
silver fittings and original rope, has no marks but tests as sterling .
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#V33069
VICTORIAN agate anchor
brooches.
VICTORIAN sterling
silver and agate anchor brooch, extra large at 3" by 2", etched design on
the silver fittings and original rope, has no marks but tests as sterling
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VICTORIAN Scottish agate
links bracelet with heart-shaped lock, 7-1/2" by 3/4" padlock total
1-1/4" by 3/4". View
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VICTORIAN
agate and banded agate and silver buckle
bracelet, can be worn 5-3/4", 6-1/3" or 7" and 1" wide, safety catch.
Bracelets similar to this can be seen in
"Scottish Jewellery A Victorian Passion" by Diana Scarisbrick on page
74.


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#V32569

VICTORIAN agate links
bracelet with citrine (tested) set lock, 1-1/4" by 3/4", 7-1/2" by about
5/16". Similar pieces can also be seen in the book, "Warman’s
Jewelry" 2nd Edition by Christie Romero on page 29, where she dated them
to circa 1860. View #V32612

VICTORIAN Scottish agate and sterling buckle bracelet, wearable lengths
7" or 7-5/8", buckle part 1-1/3" by 1-1/3" and the back is 5/8" wide. Circa
1800s. More bracelets like this can be seen in that wonderful book,
"Scottish Jewellery a Victorian Passion" by Diana Scarisbrick on page 70.

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#V38615

VICTORIAN antique snake
earrings in carnelian and turquoise and set in yellow gold, total length 2". The
wires test as 14k gold but I cannot find a place to test the earrings tops
without scratching them, so will assume they are gilt over base metal. The earrings are in excellent condition. These
came to me in an earring box marked "Herbert Dinsdale, 98 Stricklandgate,
Kendal", but it always hard to tell for sure if this was the original box.
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VICTORIAN Scottish
pebble agate and
silver buckle bracelet with a lovely etched design, wearable lengths are 6-1/3", 7" and 8"
and the total
length is 8-5/8" with a 1-1/2" wide buckle 5/8" wide band.
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VICTORIAN
agate bracelet in Gothic style rolled gold setting, 7" by 2".
Each agate plaque is a slightly different color and design and each link has
the lovely cannetille wire work so prized in jewelry of this era. This has an interesting
vintage repair on the tongue of the clasp, where two tiny
brads were inserted to hold the tongue in place after it broke. It is
completely stable and well done.
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VICTORIAN agate
bracelet set in rolled gold, each links of the chains is beautifully faceted, 7-1/3" by 2".
Lush and gorgeous, this feels lovely on the wrist.
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VICTORIAN agate bracelet in
lovely rolled yellow gold setting,
agate catch with star and beaded edge and rhythmically designed links,
substantially made, 7" by 2".
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VICTORIAN
Scottish agate brooch set in sterling, 1-1/4".
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VICTORIAN
Scottish agate buckle bracelet with faceted cairngorms,
wearable length at 7", 7-1/2" and 8-1/4", band 1", buckle 1-1/3". Cairngorms
are a yellow-brown member of the quartz family popular in Scottish
jewelry. View
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VICTORIAN
Scottish agate sword brooch, marked "J.C.P. sterling", 2-1/4".
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AGATE oval
agate brooch in silver filigree setting, 1-7/8".
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VICTORIAN Gothic style
Scottish agate bracelet set in gold tone with lovely striations in each
link, 7" by 1-1/2". View
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VICTORIAN
silver and banded agate brooch with lovely pierced frame
circa 1880,
2-1/2" by 1". View
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VICTORIAN Scottish agate plaid oval brooch set in silver, 1-3/4" by 1-1/3".

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VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow
gold and banded agate bar pin with prong set half pearl, 1-1/2" wide.
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VICTORIAN
large banded agate brooch with loop on the back for a
chain, set in silver, a large 2-1/2" by 1-7/8".

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#V38012




VICTORIAN agate and gilt buckle bracelet, total length 8-1/2, wearable sizes
6-1/4", 6-3/4", 7-1/4" by 1-1/2" wide at buckle and 5/8" wide band.
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VICTORIAN Scottish
agate gilt cross pendant necklace, 14-1/2" and cross 2-1/4" by 1-3/4".
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VICTORIAN Scottish granite
pebble brooch set in sterling silver, in the same style as the popular agate brooches,
2-1/2" by 2-1/4".
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VICTORIAN Scottish silver and agate buckle bracelet, small agate
circles in different colors and designs with buckle decorated with scrolls
and leaves, each tubular link etched design total length 9-1/2", wearable
length 6-1/2" to 8" by 1-1/8" wide buckle and 5/8" circles, circa 1880. Bracelets
similar to this can be seen in "Scottish Jewellery A Victorian Passion" by
Diana Scarisbrick on page 74.

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VICTORIAN malachite
Scottish silver knot bracelet, 7" by 1-1/2", brooch 2" & earrings,
1-3/4", circa 1870.
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VICTORIAN Scottish silver and agate buckle bracelet, buckle ornamented
with etched scrolls and leaves, band with thistle designs, total length is
9-3/4", wearable size 7-1/2" and 7-7/8", buckle 1-1/4" wide, band 3/4" wide.
Bracelets similar to this can be seen in
"Scottish Jewellery A Victorian Passion" by Diana Scarisbrick on
page 74.

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VICTORIAN Scottish agate,
cairngorm and sterling bracelet with a
padlock locket, circa 1890. It’s a 7-1/2" long bracelet with a 5/8" by
3/4" padlock
that works. The padlock has a lovely etched design in the sterling on one
side and an open crystal faced compartment on the other. Cairngorm is a form
of smoky quartz.
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VICTORIAN Scottish agate
bracelet with heart lock, bracelet is 8-1/4" by 3/4" – VERY large size
and
could be made smaller by removing a link. On one link is a slight chip.
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#V32774




VICTORIAN malachite set in sterling silver butterfly brooch, hallmarked
London 1890, 1-5/8".
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VICTORIAN agate box with 5
stripes of different agate, 1-1/3" by 3/4" high.
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VICTORIAN Scottish small silver/malachite pin, 1-1/4".
A whole set like this can be seen in Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry"
on page 73.
View #V32205




VICTORIAN Scottish
pebble pin, maker marked "JC&S", 1-1/4".
View #V28065

SCOTTISH agate and sterling silver
target brooch
with topaz-colored center stone, 1-1/8".
View #V31341

VICTORIAN Scottish sterling
and agate garter brooch, hallmarked.
View #V29147




STERLING Scottish pebble
target brooch with agates, hallmarked "R.A." Edinburgh 1957, 1-5/8".
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STERLING Scottish
Luckenbooth crown and double hearts brooch hallmarked "Iona, Scotland"
Edinburgh, date illegible but circa 1950, 1-7/8". A Luckenbooth
symbolizes love and protection from evil spirits.
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STERLING Scottish thistle
brooch hallmarked "Wbs" Glasgow circa 1950, 2". The thistle is the national
symbol of Scotland.. View
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VICTORIAN
agate oval brooch with a patchwork of gorgeous agates set in
sterling silver, 1-3/4" by 1-1/3". I rarely see a brooch with the variety of
color and striation that this one has, really lovely and circa 1880.

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VICTORIAN
agate earrings with red and deep green agates set in
sterling silver with etched designs, each 1-5/8" from hoop top the earring
bottom, round portion 3/4". The vintage box came with the earrings when I
received them and works well for the earrings, but may have been another
kind of box originally. These are really nice substantial earrings,
beautifully made circa 1880s.
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VICTORIAN
agate buckle or garter brooch with colorful agates set in
sterling silver with etched designs around the agates, circa 1880, 2-1/4" by
1-3/4". There is a bend on the back, not affecting the brooch at all but
mentioned for accuracy.

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VICTORIAN silver arrow brooch with
banded agate shaft,
etched design on head and feathers, 2-7/8". See Davidov & Dawes
"Victorian Jewelry" page 72.
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VICTORIAN Scottish silver kilt pin with jasper stone at top, unusually
heavy piece, scratched on back, 3".
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VICTORIAN Scottish silver and
agate claymore (Scottish broadsword) pin, 1-3/4" by 1-1/4". See Romero’s "Warmans’s Jewelry,
Ed. 3" page 48.
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VICTORIAN Scottish silver
pebbles circle or target brooch with segmented agate and a scalloped edge,
circa 1870, 2". The natural colors in this are particularly
lovely, and the size perfect to wear. A brooch like this can be seen in
Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry" Edition 2 on page 29. Target
brooches like this can also be seen in "Scottish Jewellery A Victorian
Passion" by Diana Scarisbrick on page 64.
A similar piece can
also be seen in the book, "Warman’s Jewelry" 2nd Edition by Christie Romero
on page 29, where she dated it 1860-1870.
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VICTORIAN silver and gray agate
Scottish small brooch in the shape of a ship’s wheel, 1".
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SCOTTISH bloodstone
and jasper and silver with etched design shepherd’s hook ear
wires earrings, 1-3/4".

See a similar earrings in Davidov & Dawes
"Victorian Jewelry" page 85.

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SCOTTISH sterling and
purple rhinestone brooch, hallmarked Glasgow 1957-8 , 1-1/3".
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STERLING and large
citrine Celtic brooch with Birmingham hallmark and date 1959, 2-5/8".
This style was popular form the Victorian era onward, and similar pieces can
be seen on page 32 of Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".
A brooch like this can also be seen in
the illustration "Scottish Jewellery A Victorian Passion" by Diana
Scarisbrick on page 9.

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VICTORIAN
Montrose agate and sterling cross, 2" by
1-1/3", 20" later added chain marked "925" for sterling. The sterling
portion of the cross has lovely etched designs and the agate itself has
various lovely shades of gray.

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VICTORIAN gold tone
embossed links 7-1/2" bracelet with various watch fobs as charms, circa 1890’s.
Beginning at the top, a 10k yellow gold and carnelian 3/4" fob; a black
rectangular French jet warrior cameo fob 1-1/3"; a 1" transparent brown
intaglio warrior fob; a 3-sided 10k watch key with quartz, agate and
chrysophase; a moss agate and onyx rotating fob; a 3/4" carnelian coat of
arms intaglio set in 14k gold; a blue glass scarab 1-1/4" fob; a 2-sided
carnelian and onyx 1-1/4" locket with a broken hinge; a 10k gold and
chrystophrase 1" intaglio of a hand holding up a cross; a 2-sided brown 3/4"
cameo fob with agate reverse; a 1" glass intaglio; a 1-1/4" carnelian fob; a
7/8" bloodstone fob with intaglio chess knight (horse); a 1" carnelian
colored glass cameo with white horse head; a 10k gold and carnelian 3/4" elk
intaglio. See Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Edition" page
64.
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CHARM bracelet with watch key, granite roller, turquoise baby ring, mop drum,
"Mary Louise" engraved heart locket, agate fobs, sterling vermeil baby shoe
and other charms. #Q29419

BRACELET of 14k yellow gold
embossed solid links
with small
watch fobs as charms, circa 1890, 7-1/2" long. Fobs include from top, a
7/8" fob with no initials; a Masonic purple glass 3/4" intaglio; a gold
filled 5/8" fob with engraved initials "EP"; a gold filled 3/4" fob with
seed pearl and garnet, 2 missing; a 3/4" glass Roman warrior intaglio; a
1/2" gold filled fob with no initials; a 3/4" gold filled fob with topaz
colored rhinestone; a 1" gold filled and citrine intaglio of initials; a
5/8" gold filled fob engraved "K"; a 3/4" gold filled fob engraved "TFK"; a
3/4" gold filled fob engraved "JDE"; a 5/8" gold tone fob engraved "S"; an
Etruscan work gold filled 5/8" fob with florets and a 5/8" gold key. #Q22940




VICTORIAN men’s agate double watch fob, 4" by 1-1/4".
#V29420

VICTORIAN lady
wearing a vulcanite cameo pendant, agate bracelet, coin charm bracelets,
heart lock and key bracelet and multiple rings including a memorial ring.
Cabinet card marked "Bushby, 13 Temple Place, Boston" on the front.
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BRACELET made of
turn-of-the-century enameled, agate, mother-of-pearl, engraved and embossed cuff
link and button covers and a padlock designed end link, 7-1/3" by 5/8". View
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VICTORIAN banded
agate in oval rolled gold setting brooch, 1-3/4".
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VICTORIAN jet
and banded agate
cross, as is with small chip on front (see picture), 3-1/8" by 1-7/8".
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VICTORIAN Whitby
carved jet earrings
with banded agate centers, 1-3/4".
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VICTORIAN gold bangle with banded agate center, 6-1/4" to 6-3/4" by
5/8" to 1-1/4" wide.
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VICTORIAN gold tone cross pendant with banded agate canter,
nice substantial weight and design, 3-1/8" by
1-7/8". View
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STERLING silver hinged hollow bracelet with banded agate on top,
etched foliate design on the front, hallmarked
Birmingham 1960s, 7" by 3/4".
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VICTORIAN carnelian cabochon bar pin set in silver, 2″.
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VICTORIAN large yellow gold
filled bloodstone fob with Egyptian symbol and initials "CT", 1-1/2′ high
and 1" face.
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VICTORIAN 9
carat 1-1/8" flip fob of banded agate and carnelian on a 16" chain.
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MOSS AGATE
Victorian pin of moss agate with wonderful marbling set in gold filled frame,
1-1/4".
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14k VICTORIAN oval agate
brooch, 1-1/8". View
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VICTORIAN agate pin in gold fluted setting, 2".
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VICTORIAN
banded agate oval brooch set in gold, 2-1/3".
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AGATE oval
set
in sterling brooch, 1-1/3".
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VICTORIAN deep
brown banded agate pin in gold setting, 2".
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VICTORIAN
photograph showing a woman wearing an agate brooch. Marked on the back "Murray Kambell Successors to D.S. Hayes, 68 Princess Street, Edinburgh".
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VICTORIAN yellow
gold and malachite pin, 2" by 1-3/4". Not only is this a lovely
frame, but the banding in the malachite adds to the beauty as well.
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VICTORIAN large
oval agate in gold filled fluted
setting brooch, 2".
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VICTORIAN
malachite set in yellow gold filled oval brooch, 1-5/8". The frame on this
brooch is a classic etched scrolls design, complimenting the typical bands of
light and dark green characteristic of malachite. Malachite was a stone worn in
older times to attract wealth, and was a favorite of King Louis XIV. On the back
is the typical Victorian c-clasp.
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VICTORIAN agate
or carnelian brooch in fluted gold tone setting, 2".
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VICTORIAN round agate disks in gold filled settings strung on elastic
bracelet, graduated from 2/3" to 1-1/2", 7" when not stretched.
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VICTORIAN oval carnelian cabochon brooch
in gold tone setting,
1-3/4". View
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AGATE cabochons set in sterling brooch, 1-3/4".
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DWECK Stephen
Dweck "O.A.K" (sone of a kind) bracelet, chalcedony and agate set in
bronze (an alloy of copper and tin or other metals), 7" by 1-3/16" at
front and 1/3" bead at back, marked on the back of the center stone "Stephen Dweck" dated
2004, numbered "19424, 19".
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VICTORIAN banded agate
hearts, jade cross and mother-of-pearl inlaid heart charms bracelet. #V29263

AGATE REFERENCES:
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Types, Formations & Characteristics
on Wiki


"Agate;
Banded Beauty", a web site that is no longer available



Warman’s Jewelry
a book by Christie Romero, pages 47-48

Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures
book by Davidov & Dawes
"Identifying Agate", a web site that is no longer available"

"Fascination: British & Continental Jewelry 1785-1885" on page 103