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Vintage 18ct Gold and Sapphires Malachite Carved Tortoise Brooch
Vintage 18ct Gold and Sapphires Malachite Carved Tortoise Brooch
Vintage 18ct Gold and Sapphires Malachite Carved Tortoise Brooch
Vintage 18ct Gold and Sapphires Malachite Carved Tortoise Brooch
Vintage 18ct Gold and Sapphires Malachite Carved Tortoise Brooch
Vintage 18ct Gold and Sapphires Malachite Carved Tortoise Brooch
Vintage 18ct Gold and Sapphires Malachite Carved Tortoise Brooch
Vintage 18ct Gold and Sapphires Malachite Carved Tortoise Brooch
Vintage 18ct Gold and Sapphires Malachite Carved Tortoise Brooch
Vintage 18ct Gold and Sapphires Malachite Carved Tortoise Brooch
Vintage 18ct Gold and Sapphires Malachite Carved Tortoise Brooch

Vintage 18ct Gold and Sapphires Malachite Carved Tortoise Brooch

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£2,400.00
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GUARANTEE LINE

A stunning Vintage 18ct Gold & Gem-set Sapphires Malachite Carved Tortoise Brooch. Probably American made USA

DESCRIPTION

the carved malachite shell, with textured gold legs & head and sapphire eyes, hallmark stamped 18k Gold

SIZE & WEIGHT

27 x 20.5 x 9.4mm,

gross weight

16.3g.

DATE

c. circa 1970

CONDITION

The Brooch is totally undamaged and in very good condition a lovely piece. Stamped 18k so highly likely USA. This is a beautiful vintage piece.

MALACHITE

Symbolism and superstitions

A 17th-century Spanish superstition held that having a child wear a lozenge of malachite would help them sleep, and keep evil spirits at bay.Marbodus recommended malachite as a talisman for young people because of its protective qualities and its ability to help with sleep.It has also historically been worn for protection from lightning and contagious diseases and for health, success, and constancy in the affections.During the Middle Ages it was customary to wear it engraved with a figure or symbol of the Sun to maintain health and to avert depression to which Capricorns were considered vulnerable.

In ancient Egypt the colour green (wadj) was associated with death and the power of resurrection as well as new life and fertility. Ancient Egyptians believed that the afterlife contained an eternal paradise, referred to as the "Field of Malachite", which resembled their lives but with no pain or suffering.

RETURNS & SHIPPING

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