Antique Victorian miner’s brooch in 15-carat gold, from about 1890


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Miners’ brooches, a relic of the great gold rushes of the 19th century, are a charming oddity. 

The motifs are various mining tools, usually arranged – as here – in a horizontal cross. This example is made from 15-carat gold and retains its original bloomed finish. 

The workmanship is finer than usual, as seen in the delicate sieve and the rope around the pick and shovel. 

I love that the original hanging gold nugget is still present too. 


• Handmade in 15-carat yellow gold

• Approximately 4.7cm wide, 2.5cm tall

• Weight is 4.7 grams

• In excellent antique condition

• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (the antique boxes are not for sale

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description. 

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

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