A Victorian Emerald And Diamond Fly Scatter-pin Brooch
A Victorian emerald and diamond fly scatter-pin brooch, each pin in the form of a fly, set with an emerald-cut emerald and old-cut diamond cluster body, with emerald-set middle body, old-cut diamond-set wigs and cabochon ruby eyes, each measuring approximately 1.7×1.9cm, connected with a gold trace-chain, suspended by a gold safety pin set with a rectangular-cut emerald, the emeralds estimated to weigh 1.2 carats in total, the diamonds estimated to weigh 1 carat, all set in silver and yellow gold, circa 1880, gross weight 11.3 grams.
An exquisite late Victorian fly scatter pin brooch. During the late Victorian era, it became popular for jewellery to depict naturalistic insects. The aim of such jewels was to cleverly deceive the eye into thinking a live insect had landed on the wearer. This piece features a central safety-pin set with a single verdant emerald, which suspends two chains. At the end of each chain is a delicate emerald and diamond set fly, with yellow gold details. The emeralds and diamonds wonderfully complement each other, and the gold adds warmth to the stones. This fabulous piece would add sparkle to a cashmere jumper or a shirt collar.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.