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)
PRODUCT CODE: BR581
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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