Scottish . Silver Thistle and Amber Topaz Brooch Pin
Scotland. Silver Thistle and Amber Topaz Brooch Pin.
This brooch is silver, with a large orange raised stone in the center that tested positive for topaz. with multiple claws holding the stone firmly in place, The silver setting is ornately engraved in a repeating thistle design, It measures 69 mm in diameter x 20 mm in height and weighs 39 grams. I brought up from an antique dealer in Belgium and was told that it was sterling.. However I do not see any markings. The style of hinge and the "C" closure are excellent indicators that this is a very old piece.