ANTIQUE VICTORIAN PASTE TANZANITE GARNET BUTTERFLY BROOCH CIRCA 1900
This fabulous sterling Silver butterfly brooch is set with Paste, Tanzanite and Garnet stones.
This spectacular butterfly is set with Garnet eyes.
The blue stone tests as a Tanzanite, this must have been added in the 1960’s.
Stamped with the 900 stamp which is the old hallmark for Silver.
Paste is a heavy, very transparent flint glass that stimulates the fire and brilliance of gemstones because it has relatively high indices of refraction and strong dispersion, the Romans in particular were very skilful in the production of coloured glass pastes.
Tanzanites are extraordinary gemstones and only occur in one place worldwide Tanzania.
Tanzanite is a deep blue with flashes of purple.
The Garnet is a stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of love and compassion. The Garnet will help everyone's security level and spiritual awareness.
Steeped in Victorian history.
This is a lovely brooch it looks wonderful when worn!
It weighs 15.1 grams
It measures 46mm across the widest part x 25mm down
The Tanzanite stone measures 4mm across x 5mm down
In excellent condition all round.
ITEM NUMBER 8751