Offered by: A. Brandt & Son
223 Haverford Ave Narberth, PA 19072 , United States Call Seller 610.617.0993

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Victorian Rock Crystal, Ruby, Garnet + Emerald Insect Pendant

$ 4,895
  • Description
    A simply outstanding rock crystal and gemstone insect pendant from the Victorian (ca1880s) era! This fabulous piece is crafted out of a relatively large rock crystal plaque, which is held within a vibrant 14kt yellow gold frame. The entire back of the round crystal is faceted, along with the border along the front, creating a fabulous prism effect as light passes through with every turn. A spectacular gemstone encrusted flying insect is riveted into the center of the front of the piece, its body outlined in yellow gold. A faceted oval-shaped garnet representing the "body" rests below a round ruby and two delicate ruby eyes that adorn the head. Each wing is decorated with a vertical row of two vibrant green emerald stones that flank a ruby in the center. The colorful gemstones create a marvelous eye-catching appeal that pops against the crystal prism background. Resting at the top of the piece is a large fluted and hinged bail, perfect for hanging from a favorite chain. A fantastic piece, it would make a striking addition to any collection!

    The pendant hangs approximately 1 7/8" long. The rock crystal plaque measures about 1 3/8" in diameter and is approximately 5/8" thick.
  • More Information
    Period: 19th Century
    Condition: Fair. The plaque is securely set, however it has the ability to move slightly within the bezel. The round ruby on the head displays a small chip, but due to its size, color and location, it is barely noticeable when worn.
    Creation Date: Circa 1880s
    Gemstones: Emerald, Garnet, Multi-gemstone, Rock Crystal, Ruby
    Metals: Yellow Gold
    Styles / Movements: Victorian
    Dealer Reference #: 33879
    Incollect Reference #: 542298
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A. Brandt + Son offers an extensive collection of Antique and Estate Jewelry, specializing in pieces from the Georgian era through the Contemporary period.

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