This is an incredible piece. It is crafted from 14K Yellow Gold with Sterling Silver accents(settings for rose cut diamonds and emerald, balance solid 14K gold). The body is wonderfully textured under the enamel work to present variation like in a natural insect. The wings are textured in linear form to represent the true being of a wing.The wings are 14K yellow gold. The rose cut diamonds which accent the wings are set in sterling silver. The collar of the bug features 4 cabochon turquoise bead prong set in 14K Yellow Gold.
The eyes and antennas are adorned with garnets. The two front feet are holding a gold gilt sterling bezel set oval-cut emerald. The details in the creation of this insect are amazing and such fine workmanship went into every aspect of this piece. The underside features all of the legs and added details.
There is a hallmark in the very center of which I have enlarged, but I have yet to decipher who or where the piece's origin is. The pin is straight and in perfect condition, the clasp for the pin screws up so that the pinpoint is not exposed. I placed a chain at the top of the hinge which held the pendant beautifully on the neckline without spinning or moving. I estimate this piece to be from the 1900s/1920s.
Most likely a transition piece from victorian to deco..... It is presented in excellent condition (one tiny chip to one turquoise cab). Emerald: 7.9 x 6.1 x 2.8 mm (estimated at roughly 1 carat). Of course I honor this policy.
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The item "Huge 14K Antique Beetle in Enamel, Diamonds, Turquoise & Emerald Pendant Brooch" is in sale since Saturday, September 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "annieokey" and is located in Saratoga, California.This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.