This impressive antique pendant/brooch has been crafted in 9ct yellow gold with silver settings.
The pendant brooch has been modelled in the form of a butterfly.
The pierced decorated forewings are embellished with three cushion cut natural rubies, yellow gold set to the outer margins.
The shaped basals of the forewings, and shaped sub margins of the hindwings are also gold set, ornamented with individually set cushion and round faceted cut natural blue sapphires.
The wings have a pierced decorated form embellished with a total of twenty-four, silver set Old Dutch cut diamonds of various sizes.
The butterfly's thorax is accented with a claw set round faceted cut ruby, surmounted with two fine and impressive round faceted cut sapphires representing the eyes.
The abdomen displays three impressive claw set natural pearls, graduating in size.
The pendant suspends from a contemporary 9ct yellow gold 18" curb chain via two integrated ring loops, modelled in the form of antennae.
The pendant may also be worn as a brooch, via a hinged pin and C shaped clasp fastening to the reverse of the setting.
This impressive antique butterfly pendant has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 9 carat gold and silver.
This stunning example of Victorian jewellery is supplied with an independent diamond grading report card.
Such brooches are typically set with sythetic rubies; it is a sign of high quality for this type of brooch to contain natural rubnies.
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