SOLD: Australian Arts and Crafts moonstone brooch in rose gold, circa 1900


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This stunning antique moonstone brooch is remarkable for its size and quality.

A pretty border of alternating three-leaf clovers and coils in 15-carat rose gold has an Arts and Crafts feel to it.

It was made by an Australian jeweller, Willis, a prolific company more usually responsible for pedestrian, mass-produced pieces in silver or nine-carat gold. This is a rare exception.

The larger stamp is the retailer, C.E. Allen, of whom I’ve found no trace.

The moonstone measures about 1 1/4 inches by 3/4 inch.

It has strong adularescence or schiller, the effect of moonlight moving over water – in this case very deep water.


• Handmade in 15-carat rose gold
• Natural cabochon cut moonstone 2.9cm (almost 1 1/4 inches) wide, 1.7cm (more than 3/4 inch) tall
• Brooch approximately 3.6cm (almost 1 1/2 inches) wide, 2.4cm (1 inch) tall
• Weight is 9.6 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: some of the other antique jewellery is for sale separately – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of it

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

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

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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