ANTIQUE VICTORIAN INSECT BROOCH OPAL DIAMOND RUBY SAPPHIRE 18CT GOLD CIRCA 1880
A fabulous Antique Victorian winged insect brooch boasting two colourful natural Opals set into the body, the smallest is approx. 0.75ct with the largest weighing approx. 4ct in the abdomen.
Opal is a kaleidoscope of rainbow colours shimmering and changing colours with the light. It radiates blues, pinks, greens and an inner orange.
The head of the insect is set with rich red Rubies, approx. 0.24ct total and the wings are encrusted with approx. 1ct of sparkling Rose cut Diamonds and tipped with blue Sapphires that add up to around 0.80ct.
The brooch is fashioned in Silver and 18ct Yellow Gold which has developed a lovely rosy hue with age. It is a wonderful, colourful piece and highly collectable.
We recommend you insure for £3,500. We can provide a written Valuation on completion of the sale.
WEIGHT: 8.8 grams
MEASURES: Width 40mm x Height 29mm x Depth 5mm
METAL: 18ct Yellow Gold/ Silver
STONES: Opal (approx. 4.75ct total), Ruby (approx. 0.24ct total), Sapphire (approx. 0.80ct total), Diamond (approx. 1ct total)
AGE: Victorian, Circa 1880
ITEM NUMBER: AJ270