Pearl, Sapphire, Ruby and Diamond, 9 ct Yellow Gold Butterfly Pendant/Brooch - Antique Circa 1880

GBP 3,750.00

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Object Description

A stunning, fine and impressive antique 3.82 carat natural ruby and sapphire, 0.60 carat diamond and natural pearl, 9 carat yellow gold and silver set brooch; part of our antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections

This impressive antique pendant/brooch has been crafted in 9ct yellow gold with silver settings.

The pendant brooch has been modelled in the form of a butterfly.

The pierced decorated forewings are embellished with three cushion cut natural rubies, yellow gold set to the outer margins.

The shaped basals of the forewings, and shaped sub margins of the hindwings are also gold set, ornamented with individually set cushion and round faceted cut natural blue sapphires.

The wings have a pierced decorated form embellished with a total of twenty-four, silver set Old Dutch cut diamonds of various sizes.

The butterfly’s thorax is accented with a claw set round faceted cut ruby, surmounted with two fine and impressive round faceted cut sapphires representing the eyes.

The abdomen displays three impressive claw set natural pearls, graduating in size.

The pendant suspends from a contemporary 9ct yellow gold 18″ curb chain via two integrated ring loops, modelled in the form of antennae.

The pendant may also be worn as a brooch, via a hinged pin and C shaped clasp fastening to the reverse of the setting.

This impressive antique butterfly pendant has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 9 carat gold and silver.

This stunning example of Victorian jewellery is supplied with an independent diamond grading report card.

Such brooches are typically set with sythetic rubies; it is a sign of high quality for this type of brooch to contain natural rubnies.

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.

Gemstone Quality
Ruby Quality
Colour Red
Cut Round Faceted/Cushion

Sapphire Quality
Colour Blue
Cut Round Faceted/Cushion

Total Content
3.82 carats

Diamond Quality
Colour (average grades) H
Clarity (average grades) P1
Cut Old Dutch
Content 0.60 carat

Length of setting 4.5cm/1.77″
Width of setting 3.6cm/1.42″
Across pin 4.3cm/1.69″
Height of setting 9.39mm/0.37″
Chain length 45.72cm/18″

16.32 grams

Object History

Date: Circa 1880

Object Literature

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Dispatch is either the same or next working day once a payment is received.
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.

Object Condition

This impressive gold butterfly brooch is exceptional quality, set with stunning rubies and sapphires displaying fine colour, brilliance and presence.
The well colour matched diamonds display a fine white colour and brilliance.
The natural pearls feature fine colour and lustre.
The brooch is an exceptional gauge of gold and in exceptional condition.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this impressive antique butterfly pendant necklace.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)191 240 2645
+44 (0)7836 286218

Dealer Location

35b St Georges Terrace
Tyne and Wear

Tel: +44 (0) 191 240 2645

Fax: +44 (0) 191 240 2647

VAT: GB 500 0310 42

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