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19th Century gold-in-quartz brooch

19th Century gold-in-quartz brooch

$ 525.00
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This brooch will bring a bit of history to your collar or lapel.  Gold-in-quartz was popularized during the California Gold Rush, when miners would find veins of gold in white or gray quartz.  They fashioned it into jewelry, often brooches, or even watch chains.  Its popularity waned after the 1960 earthquake, so it can be placed in a very specific time frame.  This elegant brooch in 14K measures just a bit over 2 ¼” in overall length, and boasts fancy scroll and bead work.  There is a bit of damage to one quartz element, but considering it is around a century and a half old, it’s in remarkable condition.