19th century rock crystal and carved smoky quartz demi-parure


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This unusual and lovely victorian set of faceted rock crystals and carved smoky quartz was made in the second half of the 19th century.

Natural rock crystals are saluted for its way of bending the light into a “pool” of light around the wearer. They are absolutely magical and look fabulous when worn. Rock crystal is the clear transparent variety of quartz (silicon dioxide) and has a MOHS hardness rating of 7. This makes them harder than, say, opal but softer than emerald (7.5) and topaz (8). Featuring two genuine rock crystal briolettes. The beautiful briolettes are pear shaped and faceted. They sparkle beautifully. Truly special heirloom earrings to be worn and enjoyed for many years to come.

Original fitted case included.

The length of the brooch is approx. 7.5 cm.

The length of the earrings is approx 5 cm / 2 inches

All pieces are in great vintage condition. Minor wear, insignificant nicks, later hook fittings.