Once a stickpin, now reborn as a necklace, this gold fly studded with diamonds and rubies is unmistakably Victorian. In the mid to late 19th century, jewelry was designed with all kinds of gem-studded creatures. No animal was too unloved to be rendered in precious metals and jewels: insects, bats, rats, skunks, spiders... you get the idea. This especially lovely rendering of the pesky fly hangs from a new decorative bale and chain.
18k gold (tests), 4 2.2mm rose cut diamonds, 2 2.5mm rose cut diamonds, 2.5mm and 2.8mm rubies, 3mm seed pearl, new 14k gold chain
Very good - likely converted from a stickpin into a pendant
7/8" length including the bale, 3/8" width, 18" chain
1837 — 1901
please note:Terms of Sale
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.