The graceful organic design is accented with a green garnet gemstone. The green garnet is the rarer type of the garnet family - a variety of the grossular garnet family.The faceted pear shaped garnet displays a pale lime green hue, and exhibits internal inclusions indicative of earth-mined Grossular material. Gold beads/granules accent the upper and lower edging of the brooch. A pin, c-loop and ring (later addition) connects to the back.
There is also a set English hallmarks - stamped "9" "375" "g" (date letter for 1907, Chester), the city mark is lost due to a later ring attachment. Also a makers mark can be seen - possibly "W & SS" (the W partially seen), albeit likely S Ward & Sons. A darling and artistic little antique brooch, packed with oodles of early 19th century charm! Gemstones tested by a FGAA Gemmologist with professional gemmological equipment. English - "9" "375" "g" (date letter for 1907, Chester) and makers marks "W & SS" (S Ward & Sons).
3.70cm 1 & 1/2 long. The antique brooch presents in good condition. Besides normal surface wear, the brooch does not have any major flaws, the granules do have little cavities, albeit was likely there from manufacture.
The garnet is in excellent condition with no nicks or damage seen under magnification. Pin works well with good tension. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "beryl-lane" and is located in this country: AU.This item can be shipped worldwide.