Antique Victorian Scottish Banded Agate Carved Puffy Heart Necklace

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Although agate jewelry has been produced in Scotland for centuries, it was Queen Victoria's adoration for all things Scotland, that thrust this distinctive jewelry into the spotlight.

Following the purchase of Balmoral Castle in Scotland, Queen Victoria -- the consummate trend setter -- made Scottish dress and jewelry fashionable among the masses. It remained popular until the Queen's death in 1901.

This gorgeous necklace makes it easy to see why Scottish agate was so cherished. Hand carved into a shape of a heart -- a popular motif in Victorian times -- this striking pendant serves as a reminder of the thought and craftsmanship that went into selecting the perfect piece of stone. Just look at those immaculate vertical lines!

Pendant is mounted with rolled gold hardware, which has been polished and shined since these photos so it better matches the gold tone chain.

Measurements

Pendant Width: 5/8"
Pendant Height: 7/8"

Chain Length: 18"

Marked: None

Condition: Excellent
Pendant hardware and chain have a light patina consistent with age. No major flaws to note.