Simply Beautiful Antique Sword Brooch. Handset with Green and white Paste Stones and Handcrafted mounting in Silver on Yellow Gold. Measuring approx. 3.50" long x 1.20” wide x 3.25” high. Paste stones were used in the 18th and 19th centuries as hand-cut glass stones made to mimic the look of fine jewelry. Some early paste stones were cut from colored quartz. As the new cut crystal stones became more common, paste stones were primarily used to imitate diamonds and many have a small black dot on the center underside to imitate the style of diamond cutting found during that era.