Celestial Dreams - Antique Moonstone Pendant Brooch
All the heavenly bodies of the sky exist within the confines of this mid-Victorian pendant brooch. As the sun with rays of light jut out, as a star of eight points known as the octagram of creation and an honor to the planet Venus, twenty-four (24) cabochons of moonstone cluster about a very large central moonstone cabochon.
All claw set within an open silver gilt mount, the bluish pearl colored gems with their wonderful “eyes” (chatoyancy) send out beams of shimmer and light to the universe. This star-bright jewel of the skies shows its multipurpose characteristic as a brooch or as a pendant
Measurements: 1-7/8 inches (4.8 cm) in length by ½ of an inch (1.5 cm) in depth. This antique pendant brooch has a weight of 9.8 grams (6.3 dwt).
Condition: Very good; hinge is later but quite old.
Date & Origin: Circa 1880 and is most likely English in origin.
Overall Scale: Large