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Antique Edwardian Gemstone Butterfly Brooch with Box, circa 1901 – 1915

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A colourful antique Edwardian butterfly brooch decorated with a glittering rainbow of gemstones. A natural cabochon opal sits at the head of the butterfly along with green peridot eyes. Brilliant cut diamonds are encrusted across the abdomen and the wings are dotted with further diamonds (approx. 1.2ct total), cabochon emeralds, pearls, moonstones, garnets, opals and blue topaz (approx. 3.1ct total). Butterfly and Insect jewellery grew in popularity at the turn of the 20th Century due to a renewed love of the natural world following the vast urbanisation of the country and were often decorated with colourful gemstones to enhance their beauty and value. The piece is fashioned in silver and 18ct gold with wonderful open-work wings and curled antenna. It’s very pretty and is accompanied by an antique box with blue velvet interior which is not original but a great place for it to live Additional Information: Material: Metal, Stone Metal: Silver/ 18ct Gold (Tested) Stone: Diamonds (approx. 1.2ct total), Opal (Centre approx. 0.30ct), Emeralds, Moonstones, Garnets, Pearls, Blue Topaz (approx. 3.1ct gemstone total) Measures: Dimensions: H 30 x W 40 x D 5 mm Clarity: SI 1 – H colour diamonds Age: Edwardian. (Circa 1901 – 1915) Marks: Maker’s mark Condition: Excellent
  • Metal:
  • Weight:
    8.7 g
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 1.19 in (30 mm)Width: 1.58 in (40 mm)Depth: 0.2 in (5 mm)
  • Style:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
    20th Century
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1901 - 1915
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Kendal, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: AJ6961stDibs: LU2913218824962

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