Turn of the Century 14k yellow gold, Essex Crystal, and mother of pearl brooch. Essex crystal, also known as reverse intaglio, were popularized in the Victorian era into the Edwardian era. The reverse intaglio were originally made from rock crystal cabochon that had been carved on the flat back side, where an image is carved in reverse and hand painted. In this case, a remarkable image of a white and gray terrier has been meticulously painted and backed in mother of pearl to enhance the three dimensional effect. Crafted in 14k yellow gold, the lovely brooch measures approximately 2.25" long while the crystal itself measures approximately 1/2" wide.
Walton's Jewelry offers, and encourages, frequent complimentary inspection and cleaning for the life of your jewelry. In the event that a repair needs to be made, we can take care of that, too! Here are some helpful tips to extend the life of your heirloom jewelry:
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When you're not wearing your jewelry, store it in a clean, dry, room temperature, safe place. Avoid tossing it in a drawer where the gems could get scratched or damaged.
Have your jewelry professionally cleaned and checked as often as you'd like, but we recommend every 4-6 months.