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1.38 ct Diamond and 0.42 ct Emerald, 9 ct Yellow Gold Insect Brooch - Antique

A fine and impressive antique Victorian 1.38 carat diamond, 0.42 carat emerald and 0.06 carat ruby, 9 carat yellow gold, silver set brooch in the form of an insect; part of our antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections

SKU: W9955
1.38 ct Diamond and 0.42 ct Emerald, 9 ct Yellow Gold Insect Brooch - Antique
1.38 ct Diamond and 0.42 ct Emerald, 9 ct Yellow Gold Insect Brooch - Antique


This impressive antique brooch has been crafted in 9 ct yellow gold with silver settings in the form of a 'green bottle fly'.

The insect’s four wings are embellished with sixteen silver set Old European cut diamonds of various sizes.

The thorax of the green bottle fly is ornamented with an impressive feature collet set step cut natural emerald.

The abdomen is further accented with a larger collet set step cut natural emerald.

The head of this impressive insect brooch is embellished with two cabochon ruby eyes.

This 1880’s bar brooch secures to the reverse with a hinged pin and security clasp.

The antique Victorian insect brooch is supplied with two independent diamond grading report cards.

This Victorian brooch has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 9 ct gold and silver.

"Rather than regarding inclusions in coloured stones as harmful, in small sizes and numbers that do not in any way detract from their beauty, they should be regarded as adding to desirability, for they provide identifying characteristics."

Reference: The Connoisseur’s Guide to Precious Gemstones, R.Wise, Brunswick House Press.

Images do not always reflect the true colour and brilliance of gemstones and diamonds. The video however provides a truer representation of the actual colour and showcases each stone.


This brooch is fine quality, set with impressive natural emeralds and very high colour graded old cut diamonds.

It is in excellent condition.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of antique jewellery / estate jewelry.

Emerald Quality

Colour Natural

Cut Step

Content (total) 0.42 carat

Diamond Quality

Colour (average grades) I

Clarity (average grades) SI 1

Cut Old European

Content (total) 1.38 carats

Ruby Quality

Colour Natural

Cut Cabochon

Content (total) 0.06 carat


Length from antennae to tip of tail 4.3cm / 1.69"

Width across wings 1.7cm / 0.66"

Height of setting 7.18mm / 0.28"

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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