Antique Dragonfly Brooch

Edwardian Opal Dragonfly Brooch c.1910

SKU: BR176

An elegant Edwardian dragonfly brooch.


The brooch has a central oval cabochon opal in a milgrain setting between open textured gold wings. The dragonfly has a realistically designed body and is attached to a gold bar typical of designs from this era.


Because of its changing aspect, the dragonfly is believed to represent new beginnings and symbolises rebirth, immortality, transformation, adaptation, and spiritual awakening.


Edwardian and Victorian jewelry designs reflected the late nineteenth-century interest and romanticized notions of the natural world. Insect jewellery was popular and opals would have been a modern choice having gained in popularity since its discovery in Australia in the late 1880's.


Era: Edwardian, 1901 - 1920

Measurements: Brooch 6 cm in length, 2.8cm at widest point, 4 grams in weight.

Hallmarks: Unmarked - tests 15ct gold with 9ct gold pin


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