Once a stickpin, now reborn as a necklace, this bejeweled housefly is unmistakably Victorian. In the mid to late 1800's 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 one is made in silver and gold with a sapphire body and rose cut diamond wings.
silver, 14k gold, 2.5mm round faceted sapphire, 5mm x 3.5mm pear cut sapphire, 2 2.3mm rose cut diamonds, 2 2.5mm rose cut diamonds
Very good - converted from a stickpin into a pendant
1" x 1/2" fly, 16" 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.