A stunning Victorian era foiled back quartz brooch with Greek key enameled details. Crafted in heavy 18K yellow gold, this brooch makes quite the statement with its unusual colors and design. The central marquise shaped quartz has a bright hot pink foiled background. An intricate beaded gold frame surrounds the stone.
Black and white enameled Greek key patterning is applied to the gold. In the back is a compartment where mementos, such as hair or photos, were likely added. The piece could be worn as a pendant, brooch, or as a watch fob. Amazingly, the original fitted box was found together with the piece!
Here is a link to a video of the piece in its original box:
Metal: 18K Yellow Gold
Weight: 25 grams
Quartz: 17.5 mm by 26 mm
Measurements: 1.5 inches by 2.2 inches
Condition: In fair antique condition with minor surface wear. The foil backing is clearly damaged - some parts of the foil has lost its color, and other parts have become worn or damaged. Otherwise, the gold work and the fitted box are in excellent condition. Note that the chain in the photos is not included with this listing. Please check out our YouTube video of the piece!