As the Industrial Revolution progressed, increasing numbers of people moved to towns and cities for work, so much so that the countryside became a place of nostalgia that was often romanticized. The Suez Canal was built between 1859 and 1869, which lead to a fascination with Egypt. The Victorians began mimicking the styles of jewelry found in ancient tombs, with insects being a favorite. Women adorned themselves with insect jewelry, wearing them on shawls, jackets, hats and even decorating their parasols with multiple little glittering creatures!
This deep red Bohemian garnet insect brooch is just the perfect touch for almost any ensemble. Be it a jean jacket, a little black dress, or the full trappings of a formal gown and cape, it will add the allure and mystery, along with the fun and frivolity so beloved by the Victorians!
Dimensions: 1 3/8" x 1"
Weight: 3.5 grams
Materials: Coin silver over base metal, garnet
Condition: Excellent antique condition