Victorian cut steel brooch. Cut steel was originally designed in the 18th century as an accessible substitute for diamonds because cut correctly, the pieces would shine and sparkle as brilliantly as diamonds under light. To make the pieces, tiny, multi-faceted steel beads would be polished and then riveted to a base plate to create the effect. Originally done in England, cut steel became popular in France in the mid 1700's when real gems and jewels were confiscated and hidden during the Seven Years War.
Sizing + Info
This is an antique piece.
$8 standard shipping, free shipping on orders of $100 or more