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Victorian Lapis Lazuli Bar Shaped Shawl Pin

Victorian Lapis Lazuli Bar Shaped Shawl Pin

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Pre 1900: Item # 311135

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A single, solid 2.75 inch hunk of 19th Century lapis lazuli carved into a bar, with the original brass pin back and closure. Even though this piece falls under the category of the Scottish Pebble jewelry of 19th century Great Britain, the stone here, is not the more common agate, but the much more valuable lapis lazuli. It’s condition is excellent - clean sharp edges, no scratches, just a little discoloration (age related) of the metal of the pin back. See photo. Large, hunky brooches and pins like this were used to fasten the shawls, capes and hoods worn in those days. Nowdays, this would look great on a heavy sweater, or the lapel of a coat or jacket. Its simplicity makes it a good unisex item for antique jewelry and rock hounds alike. It looks so sculpturally modern, you’ll blow them away when you tell them it’s 100-130 years old!