A Late Victorian Turtle Stick-pin
A late Victorian turtle stick-pin, the turtle, set with thirty-one rose-cut diamonds and two round cabochon-cut ruby-set eyes, all set in silver to gold back, with gold pin, circa 1890, the jewelled part measuring 2×1.2cm, gross weight 2.6 grams.
A lovely Victorian stick pin. This piece features a turtle modelled as if swimming through water, with its shell and body set with lively diamonds that catch the light beautifully. The eyes of the turtle are two glinting red rubies. This piece exemplifies the Victorian taste for animal jewellery with its detail. This stick pin is a whimsical and pretty piece.
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.