Cabochon Triple Saphiret Glass Brooch Pin Antique Edwardian c1910

Midas Antiques

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Simply stunning 3 number dark cabochon cut saphiret glass stones contained within this base metal brooch or pin dating from the Edwardian period.
Saphiret glass was made in Gablonz, Czechoslovakia in the mid-19th century by mixing melted gold into sapphire-colored glass, the result was a glass which looks brick red or brown, which flashes vivid electric blue when moved in the light. Generally the darker the colour the older the glass. Jewellery containing saphiret dates Victorian, Edwardian or from the Arts & Crafts periods as early in the 20th century manufacturing stopped due to the increase in the price of gold making the glass no longer cost effective.
The stone furthest from the clasp has an old tiny edge indent, please see the pictures. The stones turn from deep brick red brown to the most amazing electric blue in the light, these are good quality saphiret stones in this very simple setting. Good secure c clasp & pin.
Size 4.6 x 1.7 cm or 1.8 x 0.7 inches.
Weight 11.8 grams or 7.6 penny weight.