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Antique Victorian Demantoid Garnet Diamond Ruby Lizard Pin



We all know the Victorians loved their slithery creatures, and this little beast doesn't disappoint. There's something other-worldly about the color of great quality demantoid garnets - a deep and rich acid green - and this line of stones really stands out from the crowd. The larger stones inhabit the body, while smaller demantoids populate the legs and cabochon rubies serve as the creature's eyes. Take a look at the back of the jewel: there's beautiful carving into the back of the gem to allow as much light as possible to refract out and let the gems shine. Of course, the silver top, yellow gold back of the mount adds to the allure. The critter measures 2 1/4 " in length and he packs a visual wallop of color and quality. It's difficult these days - pretty much impossible, actually - to assemble a line of demantoid garnets like this. We are particularly enamored of his little toes- aren't they cute?


  • Metal
    15k GoldSilver
  • Stone
  • Stone Cut
    Antique Cushion Cut
  • Weight
    10.9 g
  • Dimensions
    Length: 2.25 in. (57.15 mm)
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    Late 19th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    late 1800's
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. slight facet junctures wear to some of the demantoids; nothing unusual for something of this age.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU174210508512

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    Ships From: New York, NY
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