9 Ct Gold and Agate Masonic Stick Pin /Tie Pin


9 Ct gold masonic stick pin

with banded agate face.

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This is an antique stick or tie pin, which must be either Victorian or Edwardian. It wasn’t stamped in any way, so I sent it to the assay office in Edinburgh to have it tested. It came back hallmarked for 2019, when it is in fact more than 100 years older, but at least we can be sure it is made of 9 carat gold: the actual pin as well as the surround of the face. The face is made of a hard stone, presumably a banded agate with a pale-coloured upper layer and an orange back. The front has a crisp engraving of the typical masonic symbol of a compass and set square, whereby the engraving penetrates down to the lower orange layer of the stone. The top has a diameter of 1.3cm, and the entire stick pin is 7cm long. It weighs 2.32 grams and is in excellent condition. Unfortunately I don’t have custom-made a box for it.

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