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Antique Diamond Grasshopper Brooch

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50-1-10105

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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

Masterfully handcrafted in silver over 15K gold (hence of British origin), around the turn-of-the-last-century, and glittering all over with rose-cut diamonds (and a couple larger antique cushion-cuts), this precious, ruby-eyed pest is closely examining a golden pearl in her little pincers. Hand-engraved even on the reverse, she measures a slightly larger than life 2 inches long. This is an antique piece dating to circa 1900. It is more than 100 years old.

Details

Materials:
Silver over 15 Karat Gold
Length:
2 Inch
Height:
1 1/4 Inch
Gram Weight:
23.1 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

44 Rose Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
1.25 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
1.00-4.00 mm
Color:
I-J-K
Clarity:
SI-I1
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
1.25

2 Oval Cabochon Cut Rubies

Carat Weight:
0.25 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Color:
Purplish Red
Measurements:
3.70-2.20 mm
Total Carat Weight:
0.25

About Victorian Jewelry

The eclectic Victorians didn’t limit themselves when it came to motifs and themes—if it struck their fancy, they turned it into jewelry. Sweet and sentimental with a distinct romantic streak, Victorian gems expanded upon their Georgian predecessors. The array of styles that blossomed (sometimes quite literally) during this era endure to this day.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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