Art Nouveau 15ct Gold Sapphire, Ruby & Rose Cut Diamond Butterfly Brooch

Art Nouveau 15ct Gold Sapphire, Ruby & Rose Cut Diamond Butterfly Brooch

This Exquisite Antique brooch is designed as a butterfly, beautifully made in 15ct rose gold, encrusted with diamonds, rubies and a sapphire.
The head of the butterfly is mounted with a sapphire, there are two cabochon rubies for the eyes, two faceted rubies for the back wings and a total of twelve, rose-cut diamonds mounted in the front wings and tail. The butterfly measures 23 x 16.5mm and is mounted on a knife edge bar brooch.
Complete with a T-bar & C-clasp fitting.

The Victorians often used motifs in their jewellery designs and butterflies were very popular. The nature inspired brooch is a fine example!

MEASUREMENTS: 19.5 x 46.5mm
WEIGHT: 3.2 grams
HALLMARKS: none -  tested as 15carat gold.
DATE: Victorian (1837 to 1901)


Rose cut diamonds:
Considered one of the original diamond cuts, the rose cut diamond dates back to the early 1500s. With anywhere from three to 24 triangular facets, rose cut diamonds peak into a dome or kite-shape. This structure resembles the soft curve of a rose petal, hence its name.


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Any antique boxes shown in product images are for display purposes only. Unless otherwise stated, the item will be sent in our own branded leatherette and velvet box. All items are antique, vintage, and/or pre-loved and will naturally have signs of wear and tear commensurate with age. Please note that images have been enlarged to show detail. All measurements are listed in the item description.