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Antique Scottish Cairngorm Brooch

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Posted 4 years ago


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Can anyone help with a date for this?? The stone appears to be a really rough cut cairngorm and the design seems to be hand done. It is a family piece. My family are from Auchtermuchty, Fife, Scotland and are recorded in that area to as early as 1650.

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  1. BHock45 BHock45, 4 years ago
    JDManzie. Wonderful brooch!!! I feel that if it were silver it would be marked as so. Are there any markings? See mine, it is similar but yours looks older.

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  3. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    That's a rather deep hue for a Cairngorm, I'd say its either heat-treated or a different type of stone. Might just be the photo though

    The light balance in the photo is messed up I think, is it pewter or sterling? I can't tell. Very charming piece. The tube-hinge, C-clasp, and the rocker-engraving date it to the mid-to-late 19th century.
  4. JDManzie, 4 years ago
    I think it is pewter. What is 'rocker engraving?? The stone looks very much like the photo.
  5. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    They take a flat piece of metal and rock it from side to side. VERY VERY labor intensive, so it wasn't done for very long
    It was probably heat-treated if it is a Cairngorm. The hue is very deep

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