|Brooch of Chrysoberyl and Topaz|
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Made between 1700 and 1800, this brooch in the shape of an eight-petal flower is comprised of light yellow chrysoberyls and delicate pink topazes set in silver. The stones were mined in Brazil for export to Britain.
Such a brooch would have been given as a wedding or engagement gift—typically from the groom to his bride.