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SOLD 18k Victorain Gemstone Butterfly Pin

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SOLD 18k Victorain Gemstone Butterfly Pin

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This item is a Victorian bug pin with a fiery opal gem body and quality stones for its wings that feature large natural ruby and sapphires stones. The bug is silver topped 14k yellow gold typical of craftsmanship of this era. The pin itself is 1 ¾ in x 1 ¼ in and weighs 7.9dwt. The pin features 6 rubies. The 2 larger rubies measure approximately 6mm round and the four smaller rubies are 3mm round. The two large sapphires are approximately 5mm round. There are 12 tiny white rose cuts accents in the bug’s wings in addition two the larger semi precious gemstones. There are no signs of later alterations making this unique and lively pin completely original and it is in excellent condition. The pin has a secure catch and safety chain. Unmarked circa 1880. Acid tested 14k and silver.

Measurements: 1 ¾ in x 1 ¼ in

Metal Type & Weight: Silver topped & 14k yellow gold, 7,9dwt

Stones & Measurements: Large center opal 12mm round &  the smaller oval opal is 4mm x 6mm. There are a total of 6 rubies, 2 rubies approximately 6mm round & 4 smaller rubies 3mm round. The 2 large sapphires are approximately 5mm round & 12 tiny white rose cuts

Circa: c1880

Hallmarks & or Makers Unmarked but tested 14K & Silver

Condition: Excellent

CC: OOSK

Price$ 2800

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