The Aesthetic Period during the Victorian Era brought a more light-hearted feel to the jewelry designs, with fanciful animal and insect motifs becoming quite popular. Worn by themselves, or enmasse, they could be seen on ladies' cloaks, hats and even parasols!
This elaborate moth brooch came to us missing her wee head, but luckily, we were able to amend the problem by combining two antique stick pins to form a tourmaline tete with a seed pearl crown. Darling! Her original body and wings are intact, with diamonds, rubies, emeralds and enamel embellishing a large cabochon coral. A colorful, delightful piece made entirely of antique elements, she will bring a smile every time you wear her!
Dimensions: 50mm x 40mm
Weight: 22.04 grams
Materials: Gold, Silver, Diamond, Ruby, Emerald, Tourmaline, Seed Pearl, Coral, Enamel
Metal: 18K yellow gold, silver
Condition: Excellent Antique converted condition commensurate with age and wear