What do we know of Antique Scottish Jewellery? Let’s take a walk down the history lane shall we?
Queen Victoria visited Scotland in 1842 and with the beautiful and fascinating scenery all around her she quickly fell in love with the place. Because of her love for Scotland she purchased Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire in the early 1850's.
Pictured: Victorian Scottish Malachite Pebble Brooch, circa 1870
You might be wondering why I made mention of Queen Victoria right? Well, that’s simply because Queen Victoria had a major influence on the rise and fame of Agate jewellery. Yes, she really did love Scottish Jewellery and although Agate jewellery had already been around in Scotland for hundreds of years, it’s easy to see why it gained public allure and attraction. She’s the Queen after all, and along with the aristocracy they had a strong command on fashion trends at the time.
This type of jewellery often referred to as Agate Pebble Jewellery exhibits a colorful and exuberant display of traditional highland themes and signature. During the Victorian Era, incredibly beautiful Scottish jewellery made the rounds.