A beautiful early Victorian brooch pin crafted in 9 karat yellow gold, set with an amethyst and pearls. The brooch pin is marked to the back for manufacture in Exeter, England, and has a date mark for what appears to be 1848. There is a small monogram of 'DJE' which is likely the makers mark, however could also be the original owners initials. The deep violet amethyst is an oval cut which is surrounded in a setting of round white pearls in the typical late Georgian/Victorian taste. To the rear is a yellow gold pin with roller safety catch which is working well and is secure. This beautifully crafted brooch pin looks just as at home on either a lady's of man's lapel.
Marked - 'DJE' along with '9 375' for gold purity and Exeter date and city marks
Measures - 3cm L x 2.25cm W
Total weight of piece - 9.9 grams