|Gemstones and Other Materials||Agate, bloodstone and jasper|
|Condition Report||Extremeley fine condition|
|Setting||18ct yellow gold|
|Weight description||30 grams|
|Dimensions||6ms x 3.6cms|
The fashion for jewellery set with Scottish hardstones began in the mid 19th Century and owes much to Queen Victoria. Her love of Scotland is well documented and after buying Balmoral in 1852 her visits became more frequent. She owned and wore various items of what is frequently referred to as ‘Scottish pebble jewellery’ some of which she commissioned herself from stones she had personally collected. The wide range of colours and patterns found in the opaque gemstones native to Scotland made them ideal for use in a wide range of styles and produced some very attractive jewellery that is widely collected today.