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Victorian Emerald, Diamond and Ruby Dragonfly Brooch

$102,289.23

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An antique Russian emerald and diamond dragonfly brooch, the body a square-cut emerald with estimated weight 0.6 carats, the tail set with twelve emeralds and four diamonds, the wings and legs set with old-cut and rose-cut diamonds, the eyes a pair of cabochon-cut rubies, estimated total diamond weight 4 carats, all set in silver and yellow gold, with gold brooch fitting, bearing Russian hallmark, circa 1910, measuring approximately 5.5x7cm, gross weight 13.3 grams. This brooch is in very good condition. Unmarked, tested as 18ct gold and silver with 14ct brooch fitting . This beautiful Antique Russian brooch comes from the collection of Bentley & Skinner, the London jewellers by appointment to both Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. The dragonfly has been rendered in exquisite, glittering detail. The body of the dragonfly is set with a pattern of bright, crème de menthe-coloured emeralds and dazzling diamonds. Further scintillating diamonds encrust the wings of the insect, and the eyes feature bright and vibrant rubies. This is a wonderful piece that exemplifies the early 20th Century style for gem-set insect motifs in jewellery. Should you choose to make this purchase we will delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a gift-wrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a valuation for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.

Details

  • Metal
    Yellow Gold,Silver
  • Stone
    Diamond,Emerald,Ruby
  • Stone Cut
    Square Cut
  • Style
    Late Victorian
  • Period
    1890-1899
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1890
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 31782M1stDibs: LU57611150782

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 30 days of delivery.

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