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Victorian Ruby Diamond Gold Dragonfly Brooch
A large, stunning, fine and impressive antique 5.70 carat diamond and 3.30 carat ruby, 9 karat yellow gold dragonfly brooch; part of our antique jewelry and collections This stunning, large antique Victorian brooch has been modelled in 9 k yellow gold, in the form of a dragonfly, with silver set wings. The realistic millegrain, pierced decorated, paired wings are embellished with a total of one hundred and ten pavé set Dutch cut and Old European cut diamonds of various sizes. The thorax of the dragonfly is ornamented with a collet set cushion cut natural ruby, and the segmented abdomen accented with four smaller cushion cut natural rubies displayed alternately between five Old European cut diamonds. The head of this impressive Victorian brooch is further embellished with two Dutch cut diamonds in addition to two cabochon rubies representing the eyes. Two further collet set Dutch cut diamonds accent the tips of the antennae. The detachable legs of the insect are realistically modelled in 9 k yellow gold and embellished with silver set Dutch cut diamonds. The antique dragonfly brooch secures to the reverse with a detachable hinged pin and safety catch arrangement. This fine dragonfly brooch is supplied with an independent diamond grading report card. This 1890's brooch has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 9 k gold. Images do not always reflect the true color and brilliance of gemstones and diamonds. The video however provides a truer representation of the actual color and showcases each stone. Diamond Quality Colour (average grades) H Clarity (average grades) SI 2 Cut Old European / Dutch cut Content (total) 5.70 carats Ruby Quality Colour Natural Cut Cushion / cabochon Content (total) 3.30 carats Dimensions Length of setting (from tip of front legs to tip of tail) 5.5cm /2.16" Width across setting (wingspan) 7.6cm / 2.99" Height of setting 1.3cm / 0.5" approximately Date: Circa 1890 Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this item. The images do not reflect the true colours of the rubies. The video however provides a more accurate reproduction of the actual colour. SKU: W9350
- Of the Period
- Place of OriginUnknown
- Date of ManufactureCirca 1890
- Condition DetailsThis stunning brooch is fine quality, set with very high colour graded, old cut diamonds and natural rubies. The dragonfly brooch is in excellent condition and retains the original detachable components. The brooch is a very good gauge of gold.
- DimensionsH 0.5 in. x W 2.99 in. x D 2.16 in.H 12.7 mm x W 75.95 mm x D 54.87 mm
- Length2.16 in. (54.87 mm)
- Weight9.0 ct
- Seller LocationJesmond, GB
- Seller Reference NumberW9350
- Reference NumberLU1282583312
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