Antique Victorian Crescent Moon and Star brooch pin set with 7 graduated Sapphire and accented with seed Pearls. Likely British in origin, this European made beauty measures 1 1/16" by 15/16" overall. The Sapphire stones increase in size from the ends to the center.
Sapphires are gems, not imitation or glass, although perhaps man made. Beautiful vivid Royal Blue color, stones sizes are 4mm, 5mm and 6mm for the largest center one.
Pin is marked 9Ct on the stem. The maker's mark is also present but not identified. In excellent condition. Overall approximate weight is 3.34 grams. In excellent condition, ca 1890's.