Scottish Malachite Orb Buckle Pendant

About Details
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert purchased Balmoral Castle in Scotland in 1852.  The royal family spent a great deal of time at their Scottish estate and took to wearing the Royal Stuart plaid to special events.  To accent her new northern attire, Victoria began collecting Scottish jewelry. Typically made in silver, Victorian-era Scottish jewelry combines Celtic and natural motifs with stones native to the region: malachite, agate, and cairngorm. This 1880 sterling silver piece supports a malachite orb; it's an unusual and striking example of the Scottish jewelry made fashionable by the trendsetting, tartan-clad queen. 

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  • Materials: silver, malachite. 
  • Age: c. 1880
  • Condition: very good. Some very minor chipping appears on the malachite near the bottom of the silver attachment. 
  • Size: The pendant measures 1.5" from the top of the silver buckle to the bottom of the malachite sphere. New sterling silver chain is 28" long. 
  • Location: to see this piece in person, please visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. 

 

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About Details
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert purchased Balmoral Castle in Scotland in 1852.  The royal family spent a great deal of time at their Scottish estate and took to wearing the Royal Stuart plaid to special events.  To accent her new northern attire, Victoria began collecting Scottish jewelry. Typically made in silver, Victorian-era Scottish jewelry combines Celtic and natural motifs with stones native to the region: malachite, agate, and cairngorm. This 1880 sterling silver piece supports a malachite orb; it's an unusual and striking example of the Scottish jewelry made fashionable by the trendsetting, tartan-clad queen. 

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  • Materials: silver, malachite. 
  • Age: c. 1880
  • Condition: very good. Some very minor chipping appears on the malachite near the bottom of the silver attachment. 
  • Size: The pendant measures 1.5" from the top of the silver buckle to the bottom of the malachite sphere. New sterling silver chain is 28" long. 
  • Location: to see this piece in person, please visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. 

 

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