Victorian Caringorm Brooch Scottish Pin Citrine Enamel

In the North of Scotland lie the Highlands, and in the Highlands lie a mountain range named after the beauty of it’s blue hills. In Scottish, it is called Carin Gorm, or Caringorm. These hills are synonymous (literally) with a yellow or smoky quartz that has been mined here for hundreds of years. What we now commonly call Citrine has long been known in Scottish jewels as a ‘Caringorm’.

This brooch holds the perfect example of a Caringorm at its heart. The center stone is a whopping 69 carats of sparkling whiskey colored goodness, it measures 32.2x25.4x16 mm. The mounting of this stone is no less fabulous than it deserves, it is fully hand crafted in sterling silver with rich blue enamel accents. This mount is deep enough that the stone doesn’t pop out the back and so it would convert beautifully to a pendant (which we’d be happy to do upon request). This wonderful piece was made in Edinburgh, Scotland in about 1850, it is marked with the Queens head for sterling silver, the thistle and a makers mark “MC”. The brooch overall measures 36.4 mm north to south, 43.7 mm across and sits 19.9 mm high, it weighs 33.8 grams.

This brooch was without a doubt created to be worn on a plaid or sash, or as a kilt decoration, but it would do well on any sturdy fabric.

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Item ID: BHA23711VA



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