|1x||9956 Civil War Era Spinel Gemstone Ring Set in 15 Karat Gold||$550.00|
The brooch and pendant were handmade around 1820 of 18 karat yellow gold. The intricate detail on in the gold work is Chased work. Chase work was very labor intensive and was accomplished by a master goldsmith.
Explanation on Chase work:
While repoussé is used to work on the reverse of the metal to form a raised design on the front, chasing is used to refine the design on the front of the work by sinking the metal. The term chasing is derived from the noun "chase", which refers to a groove, furrow, channel or indentation. The adjectival form is "chased work".