Victorian Ruby Diamond Gold Dragonfly Brooch

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A large, stunning, fine and impressive antique 5.70 carat diamond and 3.30 carat ruby, 9 carat yellow gold dragonfly brooch; part of our antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections.

This stunning, large antique Victorian brooch has been modelled in 9ct 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 bezel 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 bezel set Dutch cut diamonds accent the tips of the antennae.

The detachable legs of the insect are realistically modelled in 9ct 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 antique 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 9ct gold.

Images do not always reflect the true colour and brilliance of gemstones and diamonds. The video however provides a truer representation of the actual colour 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.

AC Silver Item Ref. SKU: W9350

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1890
  • Period
    1890-1899
  • Metal
    9k Gold
    Yellow Gold
  • Stone
    Diamond
    Ruby
  • Condition
    Excellent. This 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..
    Dimensions
    0.5 in. H x 2.99 in. W x 2.16 in. L
    1 cm H x 8 cm W x 5 cm L
  • Length
    2.16 in. (5 cm)
  • Weight
    9.0ct
  • Dealer Location
    Jesmond, United Kingdom
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU1282583312
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