This elegant European silver and bloodstone brooch features a large oval bloodstone cabochon that measures approximately 13 by 18mm in the bezel setting. The remainder of the brooch is elaborately detailed openwork, with scrolls and flourishes filling a rectangular roped form. The reverse of the brooch is hallmarked 800 for European silver. The bloodstone looks black in some light, but changes to a very dark green in bright light; the cabochon is smooth and unmarked.
Condition: this antique silver and bloodstone Edwardian brooch is in excellent vintage condition. There are some areas of tarnish on the back of the brooch, but this has been left as part of the antique patina. The pin and clasp are functional, and this brooch features a sliding cap that completely encloses the tip of the pin.
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