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Enchanting 1870s Vintage Fly Brooch: Victorian Elegance in Gold

An enchanting vintage Victorian fly brooch from around 1870, crafted in 14K yellow gold. This exquisite piece features two rose cut diamonds, two cabochon rubies, eight emeralds, a natural pearl, and two half seed pearls, capturing the eclectic revival style of the Victorian era. Inspired by the beauty of Mother Nature, the brooch reflects the period's fascination with intricate designs and cross-cultural influences. The meticulous technique of setting rose cuts on foil enhances the diamonds' lustre, adding to the brooch's allure. In very good condition, this piece is a testament to Victorian craftsmanship and a delightful addition to any collection.

Antique jewelry object group
brooch

Condition
very good condition
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Country of origin
unknown

Style
Victorian - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration. Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.
See also: Victorian
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Style specifics
Victorian - In 1837 Queen Victoria begins the longest reign in the history of Great Britain. For 64 years, from 1837 till 1901, she symbolizes the growth and triumph of the British Empire as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India. Proud, passionate about beautiful things, highly educated about all styles of time, she influences the lifestyles through her taste and immense love of jewelry.

Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era. (Last part freely rendered from: Wikipedia)

Period
ca. 1870
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

Source of inspiration
Mother Nature

Theme
Fly

Material 14K
yellow gold (touchstone tested)
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Technique
The rose cuts are set on foil. This is a special technique that was used to bring the lustre of the diamonds to its best quality.

Diamonds
Two rose cut diamonds . We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.

Precious stones
Two cabochon rubies
Eight emeralds
One (natural?) pearl
Two natural half seed pearls
It is a very common practice to treat gemstones to intensify their clarity or colour. The item in question has not been tested in this regard.

Birthstones
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April, ruby for July emerald for May and pearl for June.
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Hallmarks
No trace.
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Dimensions
2,56 cm (1,01 inch) x 2,00 cm (0,79 inch)
see picture with a ruler in millimeters and inches

Weight
6,60 gram (4,24 dwt)

Ring size

Resizing

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Adin Reference Nº
24137-0100

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