Posted 5 years ago
9ct gold brooch with square carnelian gemstone. It has a little loop on the underside which makes me think something must have been attached originally. It has a roll-lock clasp and stamped 9CT on the reverse. The stone measures 1 inch square so it's quite substantial.
I don't know exactly where this brooch originates although it was purchased by someone from England that was stationed in Malta during WWII. I wonder if they purchased the stone and had it made into a brooch on their return from the War? I would like help on translating the script or identify the language at least. It looks Arabic but it might hold a clue as to where this originates.
I think square carnelian stones are quite rare. I've not come across anything similar. Any information would be helpful. Thank you.