Souvenir of Brazil Brooch

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Look what I found in my basement.

As a child I was a rock hound. As an adult, I am still somewhat obsessed with geology and mining. I have various examples of semiprecious stone sample cards but none are as pretty as this simple souvenir brooch from Brazil. It has five kinds of stone — citrine, rose, quartz, aventurine, amethyst and carnelian — dangling from a silvery bow.