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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1888 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved moonstone set with brilliant-cut diamonds

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 23, shelf A, box 1

The fashion for moon brooches was reported in the "Ladies World" in 1888. Diamonds were no longer reserved for grand occasions. By about 1900 it was even fashionable to wear them in the morning, a change in taste encouraged by the flow of stones from South Africa which began in the late 1860s.

Physical description

Carved moonstone in a cresecent-shaped frame of brilliant-cut diamonds, with a shooting star.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1888 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Carved moonstone set with brilliant-cut diamonds


Height: 2.4 cm, Width: 2 cm, Depth: 1 cm

Descriptive line

Man in the Moon brooch, carved moonstone in a crescent-shape framed with diamonds, with a shooting star, about 1888


Moonstone; Diamond


Carved; Faceted

Subjects depicted

Stars; Moon


Jewellery; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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