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Plique-a-Jour, 0.60ct Sapphire and 0.23ct Diamond, 18ct Yellow Gold Bug Brooch - Vintage Circa 1950


A stunning, fine and impressive plique-a-jour, 0.60 carat sapphire and 0.23 carat diamond, 18ct carat yellow gold bug brooch; part of our diverse antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections

SKU C7755

This fine and impressive vintage brooch has been crafted in 18ct yellow gold with an 18ct white gold setting.

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

The insect's wings are composed of yellow gold frames accented with a spectrum of impressive plique-à-jour* panels.

The creature's rounded thorax is further ornamented with red plique-a-jour panels.

The insect's abdomen is embellished with an impressive 18ct white gold setting accented with thirteen eight cut diamonds.

The head features an impressive three-claw set 0.60ct pear faceted blue sapphire, replicating the insect's eye.

This exceptional brooch is further embellished with yellow gold anatomical features, including three visible legs and two antennae.

The brooch secures to the reverse with a hinged pin and clasp.

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

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

NOTE: * Plique-à-jour is a vitreous enamelling technique similar in technical execution to cloisonné, where the enamel is applied to defined 'cells' within a metal filigree. With plique-à-jour, there is no backing to the design, allowing light to pass through the enamelwork, suggestive of stained glass. Plique-a-jour is derived from the French 'braid letting in daylight'.

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.

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This impressive vintage bug brooch is excellent quality, set with impressive plique-a-jour enamel panels and a sapphire displaying fine colour brilliance and presence.

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

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

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of insect jewellery

Colour Blue

Cut Pear Faceted

Content 0.60 carat

Dimensions 6.35mm (length) x 3.78mm (width) x 2.60mm (depth)

Colour (average grades) G

Clarity (average grades) VS2

Cut Eight

Content 0.23 carat

Number of Diamonds


Length of setting 5cm/1.97"

Width of setting 2.66cm/1.05"

Across pin 3.8cm/1.5"

Height of setting 1.61cm/0.64"

15.68 grams

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