Wonderful and quite rare piece of 19th century Eastlake Victorian (1870's) gold filled brooch set with a natural ruby red stone. Quite possibly a genuine ruby. This is an amazing piece of Victorian jewelry. On first glance, you cannot see that t is a hinged door that opens and locks shut. When you find it and open the door, the word DEAREST is found inside. No one but the owner and giver of this brooch would know the sentiment hidden t We have never seen anything like it before. Brooch measures 1 3/4" long and is beautifully engraved and decorated as was done in the Eastlake Period. Slight indentation on the back side and a small darkened spot. Neither of these things can be seen from the front. Old C-Clasp works as it should. Beautiful piece of genuine Victorian jewelry. $4.00 shipping plus insurance in US. Auction must bepaid for within 10 days. International buyers must pay with Paypal or email for other options. INSURANCE REQUIRED.
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