This brooch measures approximately 4 cm across x 3.5 cm tall = 1-5/8" tall.
Weighs 11.1 DWTS = 17.3 Grams TW.
Monstrose Agate – White with grey streaks. Montrose Area. Montrose Area. The
agate-bearing locations along the eastern side of Scotland lie within the old
counties of Kincardine, Angus, Perth and Fife.
Citrine - The normal color range for citrine is more limited than most
gemstones. Seen in various shades of yellow to reddish orange, citrine owes its
lively color to the presence of iron.
Largely due to Queen Victoria's fascination with the gem, citrine became a
popular gemstone for traditional Scottish kilt pins and shoulder brooches. In
1852, the British Empire's Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert, began
construction on a new summer residence within a hundred yards of the 15th
century fortress in the Scottish Highlands known as Balmoral Castle. (The Castle
still stands today in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and is a favorite private country
retreat for the current royal family). Queen Victoria was so fond of Scotland
and her new Balmoral home that she commanded guests to wear full Highland plaid
attire. This gave her the perfect opportunity to share her love of gemstones
found within her kingdom, of which the beautiful citrine was a favorite.