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Victorian Halley's Comet Agate Brooch

Victorian Halley's Comet Agate Brooch

$145.00 Regular Price
$135.00Sale Price

Here is a lovely little Brooch from the 1800s. This little antique treasure features a reddish brown stone set in gold metal. The stone is smooth and pleasant, with multiple deep red and orange hues. The brooch is designed in the Halley's comet style, the gold detailing reminiscent of the comet's tail. Halleys Comet was a popular theme for Victorian jewelry. The Georgian/Victorian periods were a time of exploration, invention, and discovery- and they celebrated it in their jewelry. The comet passed in 1835, and many jewelry pieces were made to commemorate it. This brooch is unusual in that the comet tails are a bit shorter. I've seen comet jewelry in many forms, and this piece is nice and simple, has clean lines, and almost feels like a contemporary piece of jewelry. The stone itself is reddish brown and smooth, and slightly transparent. It has a large deep red cloud in the center - perfect for a comet. The brooch has a C clasp and tube hinge closure and is ready to wear or collect!.7in (20mm) x 1in (27mm)Stone: AgateMetal tests positive for gold content
 

  • Condition Report

    All of my pieces are antique and may show signs of age. This brooch is in lovely shape, clasp works well, stone is smooth. Small scuffs in the gold on the back, barely noticeable. Feel free to reach out with any questions, or for additional photos. Always happy to help!

  • History

    About Halleys Comet: Halley’s Comet was named after Sir Edmund Halley, the royal astronomer. He formed a view that all of the sightings between 1531 and 1682 were actually one single comet, which circled the sun every 75-76 years. Halley predicted that it would return again in 1759 and, when it did, it received its name. The next sighting was in 1835 and, soon after, Georgian jewellers began creating Halley’s Comet pins, which were influenced by the shape of the comet - as it approached the sun, it heated up and produced a tail that streaks away from the comet's head. -- http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com

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Free Domestic Shipping

We offer free domestic shipping on jewelry orders in the Continental US via USPS. We add complimentary insurance to all packages over $50.00. We also offer UPS international shipping to Canada, Australia & and the United Kingdom. 

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Part of our commitment to making antique jewelry accessible is our flexible layaway plan. Many of our customers use layaway to purchase their pieces. Read more Here or reach out at any time to inquire about layaway.

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The Condition Report

An item must be 100 years old or older to be considered antique. This means many antiques may have age-related wear. We chalk it up to character and love it, but it is essential that we fully describe any wear, no matter how minor. Each piece is carefully inspected, tested, and fully described before it lands in the shop.