Nature themes frequently make an appearance in Victorian era jewelry. Representations of flowers, branches, berries, leaves, animals and insects were popular from the 1830s through the end of the Victorian period. At some point in history this chubby beetle rendered in silver and gold and set with rose cut diamonds was converted from a pin into a more wearable pendant.
14k gold (tests), silver, 20 rose cut diamonds, 1 2mm old mine cut diamond, new 14k gold chain
Very good - this was probably originally a stickpin and was converted into a pedant at some point
7/8" length including the bale, 5/8" at the widest point, 18" chain
1837 — 1901
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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.