French 18k Brooch with Amethyst, Pearl, and Black Enamel

Sale price Price $1,250.00 Regular price

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

An 18k unicorn of a brooch, this precious Amethyst piece features some of the finest details we look for in jewels of this period; black enamel, prong set pearls, and that central pearl surprise in the amethyst. Greco-roman tones in the greek key pattern, bold symmetry, and a French mid 19th c hallmark all categorize this brooch as a cut above.


Materials and Features: 18k gold, amethyst, pearl, black enamel

Age/Origin: French, Victorian, c. 1860

Measurements: 7.1 grams

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.  

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.