Georgian Agate Brooch

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Georgian and early Victorian society shows a proclivity towards jewels with humble earthy-toned gems. Such articles speak of wider societal changes; principal among which is a desire for self-improvement and an appreciation for nature.  Agates and other hardstones became desirable on account of their unassuming nature. The fashion unfolded across all walks of life to the extent that holidaymakers visiting Scotland would collect attractive pebbles to be keenly guarded before being brought home for a local jeweller to commission the fashioning and setting of the gems these rocks contained.

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