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Antique Seed Pearl and Ruby Butterfly Pin - Riker Bros.

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50-1-10125

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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

They just don't come any sweeter than this lovely little butterfly brooch. With just over a 1 1/8 inch wingspan, her wings glisten with numerous, teeny-tiny, closely set seed pearls, which envelop four bright crystalline red rubies. Her slender abdomen twinkles with six small bright-white European-cut diamonds. Handcrafted in 14K rosy-yellow gold - circa 1890. Marked Riker Bros., she doubles as a watch pin.

Details

Materials:
14 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 Inch
Width:
1 1/8 Inch
Gram Weight:
6 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

6 Old Mine Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.12 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:
1.40-2.00 mm
Color:
H-I-J
Clarity:
VS
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
0.12

6 Cabochon Cut Rubies

Carat Weight:
1.00 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:
Very Slightly Purplish Red
Measurements:
1.00-3.50 mm

50 Seed Pearls

Shape:
Half, Round
Measurements:
1.00 x 1.80 mm
Color:
Cream
Total Carat Weight:
1.00

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.

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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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