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2.62 ct Diamond and Ruby, 15 ct Yellow Gold Butterfly Brooch - Antique Victorian

A stunning, fine and impressive 15 carat yellow gold, silver set antique butterfly brooch with old cut diamonds; part of our diverse antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections

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2.62 ct Diamond and Ruby, 15 ct Yellow Gold Butterfly Brooch - Antique Victorian
2.62 ct Diamond and Ruby, 15 ct Yellow Gold Butterfly Brooch - Antique Victorian

Description


This stunning antique Victorian brooch has been crafted in 15 ct yellow gold with a silver setting, in the form of a butterfly.


The head of this impressive antique butterfly brooch is embellished with two collet set cabochon rubies representing eyes.


The curled proboscis is crafted in 15ct yellow gold.


The shaped thorax of this impressive insect is ornamented with a feature Old European cut diamond and a smaller diamond.


The four pierced decorated wings are embellished with a combination of Old European and Dutch cut diamonds of various sizes depending on their position within the design (similar to that of a Mountain Apollo butterfly).


The segmented abdomen of this impressive creature is defined with five rows of Dutch cut diamonds, and the legs are realistically modelled in 15 ct yellow gold.


This Victorian brooch secures to the reverse with a hinged pin and security clasp.


The insect brooch is supplied with an independent diamond grading report certificate for the feature diamond, in addition to the independent diamond grading report card shown.


This fine example of Victorian craftsmanship has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 15 ct gold and silver.


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Condition


This original antique brooch is fine quality set with very high colour graded old cut diamonds.

The brooch is a very good gauge of gold and in excellent condition.


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


Diamond Quality


Feature Diamond

Colour I

Clarity SI1

Cut Old European round

Content 0.46 carat

Dimensions 4.73mm x 4.26mm x 3.06mm


Supporting Diamonds

Colour (average grades) I

Clarity (average grades) SI3

Cut Old European/Dutch cut

Content (total) 2.62 carats

Ruby Quality


Colour Natural

Cut Cabochon

Content (total) 0.04 carat


Dimensions


Length of setting (wing span) 3.4cm/1.33"

Width of setting (proboscis to tail) 2.7cm/1.06"

Height of setting 9mm/0.34"


 
 
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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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