Antique Gold Quartz Comet and Star Brooch
Californian Gold Quartz (the 49ers) has been used to create this long Comet and Star Brooch, most likely a special order after the long tailed Comet Tebbutt passed over in 1861. The majority of the Gold Quartz jewellery was made in San Francisco, it being the nearest city to the gold rush finds. Unmarked and testing for 14k Gold, this is a good example of early West Coast jewellery.
Condition: Good Dimensions: 7.5 cm long x 2.5cm wide
American: circa 1862