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Dating from the hight of the Victorian era this wondrous 18ct gold coral figa or mano figa brooch is ornately decorated in a writhing serpent, turquoise detailed bangle and ornate cursive terminal.


The figa hand charm is a powerful symbol that has been used for centuries to ward off evil and bring good luck. It is a hand gesture that involves making a fist with the thumb tucked between the index and middle fingers, with the palm facing outward.


A stunning piece of antique jewellery which is highly sought after and prized for its recognisable symbol and this brooch is no exception.




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MEASUREMENT – 50mm L x 10mm W


WEIGHT – 4.8g


MATERIALS – Gold/ coral/ turquoise


HALLMARK – Unmarked not unusual for the period and tested throughout as 18ct gold using a touchstone


CONDITION – Overall very good condition commensurate with age and use. The two fingers are worn but not noticed when worn. The brooch fitting opens and closely securely.

Victorian 18ct Gold Coral and Turquoise Figa Hand Brooch Circa 1860

  • 29mm H x 26mm W


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