This is an incredibly large and thick rectangular carnelian brooch bevel cut and set in beaded sterling silver. The stone is of a solid deep color and highly polished. When held up to the light it is slightly translucent. It can also be worn as a pendant if strung on a velvet or grosgrain ribbon. This brooch has an energy to it that I can not capture with my camera. White residue on back must be from previous cleaning with silver polish.There is a a faint angled line on stone back ... not a crack but more of a faint scratch that probably happened when the pin was made. Clasp work well and was probably replaced at some point in this brooch's hitory. It is in excellent condition.
Measures approximately 1.5" x 1.25"
3.81 cm x 3.175 cm