A Victorian sapphire and diamond brooch. The principle oval shaped sapphire is set within a surround of cushion shaped diamonds in silver and gold. With a diamond and sapphire set foliate scroll mount and suspending five graduated sapphire and diamond clusters. Fitted case by S.J. Phillips.
The Scroll Cambridge Emerald Brooch, part of the Personal Jewel Collection of Queen Elizabeth II. It is composed of platinum and diamonds, and features two of the Cambridge Emeralds. The brooch and its drop were originally crafted in 1911 as part of the Delhi Durbar Stomacher, but can be detached and worn separately.
An awakening interest in naturalism heightened Victorian England’s cultural climate and there was a renewed fascination with medieval romanticism. Picturesque Scotland encompassed both aided by Sir Walter Scott’s idealization of the Scotsman illustrated in his writings of George IV’s visit in full Highland regalia in 1822 and Queen Victoria’s purchase of Balmoral castle in 1847. Scottish agate and Scottish jewelry.