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Vintage 1960's 18K gold diamond butterfly brooch

Antique jewelry object group
brooch

Condition
very good condition
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Country of origin
Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.

Style
Vintage Sixties (of the twentieth century)
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Period
ca. 1960
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

Source of inspiration
Mother Nature

Theme
Butterfly

Material
18K bi-color (yellow and white) gold (touchstone tested)
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Extra information
Butterfly - Artistic depictions of butterflies have been used in many cultures including Egyptian hieroglyphs 3500 years ago. In the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan, the brilliantly colored image of the butterfly was carved into many temples, buildings, jewelry, and emblazoned on incense burners in particular. Today, butterflies are widely used in various objects of art and jewelry: mounted in frames, embedded in resin, displayed in bottles, laminated in paper, and used in some mixed media artworks and furnishings.

Butterfly symbolism - A butterfly was seen in Japan as the personification of a person's soul; whether they be living, dying, or already dead. One Japanese superstition says that if a butterfly enters your guestroom and perches behind the bamboo screen, the person whom you most love is coming to see you. The Russian word for "butterfly", bábochka, also means "bow tie". It is a diminutive of "baba" or "babka" (= "woman, grandmother, cake"), whence also "babushka" = "grandmother".

The ancient Greek word for "butterfly" is psyche, which primarily means "soul" or "mind". According to Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion, some of the Nagas of Manipur trace their ancestry from a butterfly. In Chinese culture, two butterflies flying together symbolize love. Also, Butterfly Lovers is a famous Chinese folktale. In some old cultures, butterflies also symbolize rebirth after being inside a cocoon for a period of time. Some people say that when a butterfly lands on you it means good luck. The idiom "butterflies in the stomach" is used to describe a state of nervousness. (From Wikipedia)

Diamonds
One brilliant cut diamond with an estimated weight of 0.06ct
15 single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with an estimated weight of 0.35ct

Total diamond count
16 pcs.

Total diamond weight
approx. 0.41 crt with an average colour and clarity F/H, vs/si

All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.

Birthstones
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks
"750" indicating 18K gold
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Dimensions
6,80 cm (2,68 inch) x 4,10 cm (1,61 inch)
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Weight
17,40 gram (11,19 dwt)

Adin Reference Nº
22130-0058

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Vintage 1960's 18K gold diamond butterfly brooch
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