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3.11ct Diamond & Synthetic Ruby, 15ct Yellow Gold Insect Brooch - Antique Victorian (1 of 12)
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AC Silver
AC Silver is located in Newcastle, UK

3.11ct Diamond & Synthetic Ruby, 15ct Yellow Gold Insect Brooch - Antique Victorian

REF: A2782 / LA373652
£7645
€8989
$10150
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Description
A stunning, fine and impressive antique 3.11 carat diamond and synthetic ruby, 15 carat yellow gold, silver set brooch in the form of a winged insect; part of our antique jewellery collections This stunning antique brooch has been crafted in 15 ct yellow gold with a silver setting. The antique brooch has been modelled in the form of a stylised winged insect. The thorax of the insect is ornamented with an old round cut synthetic* ruby, encircled with eleven diamonds in a combination of old Dutch cut and old round cut. The large striped abdomen of this stylised winged insect is defined with 15 ct yellow gold decorated borders and embellished further with old Dutch cut and old round cut diamonds, graduating in size depending on location. The paired, pierced decorated wings are embellished with curvilinear bands incorporating one hundred and eighty-seven diamonds. The head of this impressive insect brooch is embellished with two cabochon synthetic ruby eyes and an old Dutch cut diamond to the centre. The insect has two sets of stylised antennae ornamented with old Dutch cut and round cut diamonds. The legs of the insect are realistically modelled in 15 ct yellow gold. This 1880s brooch secures to the reverse with a hinged pin and security clasp. This impressive Victorian insect brooch is fitted to the original hinged red leatherette presentation case with a satin and velvet lined interior, securing with a hinged catch. The interior of the box bears the renowned retailer's mark 'Wartski Ltd, 138 Regent street, London, W.I. and Llanduono'**. The insect brooch is supplied with an independent diamond grading report card. This antique brooch has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton Xl2 Analyzer) and verified as 15 ct gold and Silver. Notes * Contrary to what many people may think, the word "synthetic" does not mean fake when it comes to gemstones. In order for a material to be called "synthetic" it must have a natural counterpart. A synthetic ruby will have the same chemical composition as a natural ruby and therefore have an almost identical appearance to the naked eye. The first ruby formed by melting two smaller rubies together was in 1817, and the first microscopic crystals created from alumina in a laboratory in 1837. Common practice was to set and enhance fine quality antique jewellery with vibrant and colourful synthetic stones. ** This retailer was known for specialising in high quality works of art, jewellery and objets de vertu; including a long association with the renowned maker Carl Fabergé. The company has since continued its reputable business and in 2011 produced the band for the wedding of H.R.H Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. Diamond Quality Colour (average grades) I Clarity (average grades) P 1 Cut Old Dutch/Old round Content (total) 3.11 carats Dimensions Length of setting (wing span) 5.9cm/2.32" Width across setting 3.7cm/1.45" Height of setting 1.05cm/0.41" Weight 23.11 grams

declaration

AC Silver has clarified that the 3.11ct Diamond & Synthetic Ruby, 15ct Yellow Gold Insect Brooch - Antique Victorian (LA373652) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1880

condition

This brooch is exceptional quality, set with impressive synthetic rubies displaying fine colour and brilliance. The high colour graded old cut diamonds display a fine white colour and brilliance. The stunning Victorian brooch is a very good gauge of gold and in excellent condition. The exceptional, original box is in presentation condition.

additional info

Origin:
Artisan:
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Date of Manufacture:
c.1880

delivery

WORLDWIDE POSTAGE/SHIPPING FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries. Dispatch is either the same or next working day once a payment is received. INSURANCE IN TRANSIT Insurance cover is provided FREE OF CHARGE for items up to the value of £30,000. All items are fully insured and sent at the risk of AC Silver. Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase

location

This 3.11ct Diamond & Synthetic Ruby, 15ct Yellow Gold Insect Brooch - Antique Victorian is located in Newcastle, UK