Victorian Fancy Diamond Butterfly Brooch c.1890

SKU: BR038

A highly unusual Victorian diamond butterfly brooch


The brooch is set with a combination of old-cut diamonds to the body and white and champage old-cut diamonds set to the wings.  


The brooch is silver fronted and gold backed typical of the Victorian era, with ruby eyes and a sprung pin to the reverse. There is a screw fitting hole to the back indicating the brooch might have been worn as a hairpiece at some point.


The butterfly was a popular motif in fashion and jewellery for the Victorian age. Long associated with the soul and metamorphosis butterfiles were also seen as elegant and beautiful - perfect accessories for a fashionable Victorian lady.


Price Code: D, £2500 - £5000

Era: Victorian, 1839 - 1901

Measurements:Total diamond weight estimated 2.5 carats,

Brooch length 3.5cm; width 2.5cm; weight 7.6g

Hallmarks: Unmarked, tests as Silver & Gold


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