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Antique Bug Brooch with Gems
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3.10ct Moonstone, Ruby, Emerald, Diamond and Pearl, 12ct Yellow Gold Insect Brooch - Antique Circa 1890


A stunning, fine and impressive 3.10 carat moonstone, 0.39 carat ruby, 0.06 carat emerald, 0.70 carat diamond and pearl, 12 carat yellow gold and silver set insect brooch; part of our diverse antique jewellery collections

SKU C7381

This stunning and impressive antique brooch has been crafted in 12 ct yellow gold with silver settings.

This antique brooch has been modelled in the form of a winged insect.

The abdomen of the insect is ornamented with a large claw set 3.10ct cabochon cut moonstone.

The wings are each embellished with nine pavé set Dutch cut diamonds, varying in size dependant on location, and incorporating four round faceted rubies to the terminals.

The thorax of the winged insect is ornamented with an impressive natural pearl, encircled by eight further diamonds.

The upper portions of the insect's legs are ornamented with a total of thirteen pavé set diamonds, accented with yellow gold terminals replicating the anatomical limbs.

The head of the insect is embellished with four pavé set diamonds, with two yellow gold collet set round faceted cut emeralds, representing the eyes.

The antique gemstone brooch secures to the reverse with a conventional hinged pin and clasp fastening.

This antique insect brooch has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 12ct gold and silver.

The brooch is supplied with an independent diamond and gemstone grading report card.

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 in this fine antique bug brooch with gems.

View our collection of antique insect jewellery at AC Silver.

This antique gemstone brooch is excellent quality, set with a stunning moonstone.

The impressive emeralds and rubies display fine colour and brilliance.

The natural pearl features a fine colour and lustre.

The high colour graded, well colour matched diamonds display a fine white colour and brilliance.

The brooch is an excellent gauge of gold and silver, and is in excellent condition.

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

Cut Cabochon

Content 3.10 carats

Cut Round Faceted

Content 0.39 carat

Cut Round Faceted

Content 0.06 carat

Colour (average grades) H

Clarity (average grades) P1

Cut Dutch

Content 0.70 carat

Number of Diamonds


Length of setting 3.3cm/1.3"

Width of setting 2.1cm/0.83"

Across pin 2.7cm/1.06"

Height of setting 9.82mm/0.39"

6.84 grams

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