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Vintage antique Victorian insect brooch with rubies and half seed pearls

Antique jewelry object group
brooch

Condition
very good condition
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Country of origin
unknown

Style
Victorian - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration. Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.
See also: Victorian
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Style specifics
The Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period - Experts divide the reign of Queen Victoria, also called The Victorian era (1837-1901) into three periods of about twenty years each; The Romantic Victorian Period (1837 - 1860), The Grand Victorian Period (1860 - 1880), and the Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period (1880 - 1901).

We consider this to be of The Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period.

Jewelry of this period is changing back from heavy to more smaller, romantic pieces with often whimsical motifs. Jewelers using diamonds and bright gemstones in elaborated and fine feminine pieces.

Period
ca. 1880
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

Source of inspiration
Mother Nature

Theme
dragonfly (?)

Material
18K yellow gold (touchstone tested)
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Precious stones
Three rubies with an estimated weight of 0.26ct
Six half seed pearls

All color stone weights are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
It is a very common practice to treat gemstones to intensify their clarity or colour. The item in question has not been tested in this regard.

Birthstones
Ruby is the birthstone (or month stone) for July and pearl for June.
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Hallmarks
No trace.
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Dimensions
width 3,51 cm (1,38 inch)
see picture with a ruler in millimeters and inches

Weight
3,30 gram (2,12 dwt)

Adin Reference Nº
22279-0308

Copyright photography
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Vintage antique Victorian insect brooch with rubies and half seed pearls
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