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Antique Bug Brooch for Sale
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0.60ct Turquoise, 0.28ct Diamond and Ruby, 18ct Yellow Gold Bug Brooch - Antique Circa 1895


An exceptional, fine and impressive antique 0.60 carat turquoise, 0.02 carat ruby and 0.28 carat diamond, 18 carat yellow gold brooch in the form of a beetle; part of our antique jewellery/estate jewelry collections

SKU C6731

This exceptional, fine and impressive antique bug brooch has been crafted in 18ct yellow gold with 18ct white gold settings.

The brooch has been modelled in the form of a six-legged beetle; the design reflects the spotted anatomy of a ladybird/ladybug.

The body of the insect is ornamented with twelve fine and impressive cabochon cut turquoises, in addition to ten white gold collet set eight-cut diamonds.

The head of this impressive Victorian insect brooch is embellished with two collet set round faceted cut ruby eyes.

This Victorian brooch secures to the reverse with a double hinged pin and push fit safety clasp.

Each of the pins is hallmarked with the French gold import mark (owl); this mark is used for finished articles brought into France to be examined by the French assay office.

This antique bug brooch has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 18 carat gold.

This impressive antique brooch is supplied with an independent diamond grading report card.

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View our collection of antique insect jewellery at AC Silver.

This antique bug brooch is excellent quality, set with fine and impressive rubies and turquoise displaying fine colour.

The supporting diamonds display a fine white colour and brilliance.

The stunning brooch is an excellent gauge of gold and in excellent condition, with clear French hallmarks to the pin fastenings.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of turquoise jewellery.

Cut Cabochon

Content 0.60 carat

Cut Round Faceted

Content 0.02 carat

Colour (average grades) H

Clarity (average grades) P1

Cut Eight

Content 0.28 carat

Length of setting 3.2cm/1.26"

Width of setting 2.9cm/1.14"

Across pin 2.2cm/0.87"

Height of setting 1.14cm/0.45"

11.96 grams

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