So-called 'pebble' jewellery became extremely fashionable in Scotland from around the mid-19th century. Made from differenct coloured agates, or natural stone 'pebbles' found in Scotland, it is common to see Clan brooches and bracelets, but a butterfly is very unusual. Although some were set in gold, the vast majority of pebble jewellery is set in silver, as is this one, It is composed of tan and rust coloured agates, with a darker agate body. The head is cheating a little, because as far as I know, lapis-lazuli is not found in Scotland, but it makes a pleasing contrast to the earthy colours of the remainder. The brooch is 2 5/8 inches:68 mm across, and has a gold pin.
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N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients. I can be contacted by telephone 020 7629 5060, or from abroad 0044 20 7629 5060 or by email as below. Prices ncludes insured free-of-charge UK/Europe posting for any item, or free-of-charge sending by FedEx world-wide for any item over £500’
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