A stunning Georgian Garnet Paste witches heart brooch! The brooch features both Garnet gems and Black Dot Paste, making her a highly desirable piece that is steeped in romantic history.
During the 18th Century, double-hearted witches hearts were symbolic of a serious commitment to a partner, making this the perfect way to share a token of your love! This antique brooch is a charming and rare piece, holding a sweet history of everlasting love.
ERA: Georgian c.1790
MEASUREMENTS: Witches Heart Brooch 35mm long x 28mm wide.
Paste gems graduate from 2mm long x 2mm wide to 3mm long x 3mm wide.
Garnet gems graduate from 2mm long x 2mm wide to 4mm long x 4mm wide.
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver, Garnet, Black Dot Paste, Metal.
HALLMARKS: Tested as Sterling Silver with metal pin and clasp pin and clasp.
GOOD. This Georgian Garnet Paste Witches Heart Brooch is in good condition! The brooch pin back was most likely added in antiquity in the late 1800s, but the brooch itself is much earlier in origin dating back to 1790! There are one or two replacement gems where the hearts meet at the top, but this is not unusual considering her age. Some variation in colour between the Black Dot Paste is visible, but if we take into consideration that this piece is centuries old, she has kept incredibly well overall!