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Lot 0199
A late Victorian silver and gold diamond insect brooch. Designed as a rose and old-cut diamond bug, with circular ruby cabochon eyes, to the old-cut diamond terminal pin. Estimated total old-cut diamond weight 0.60ct, H-J colour, SI2-P1 clarity. Length 5.2cms. Weight 5.9gms.


  • Overall condition good to fair. Surface scratches/wear in keeping with general age and wear.
  • Evidence of various alterations.
  • Back pin and clasp is a later addition.
  • Diamonds bright.
  • Principal diamonds are assessed with limitation of setting, actual colour and clarity may be different.
  • Cut and setting of rose-cut diamonds prevents accurate total carat weight estimation.
  • Individual size and setting of smaller diamonds prevents accurate colour and clarity assessment.
  • Rubies medium to dark purplish red, fairly well saturated, with good clarity and typical inclusions.
  • Rubies fairly matched, one is darker than the other.
  • Please see the Important Notices for Purchasers for coloured gemstones.
  • Condition reports are offered as a guide only and we highly recommend inspecting any lot to satisfy yourself as to its condition.
  • For any further questions you may have on this lot, please do not hesitate to contact Ben Randall at ben@fellows.co.uk

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    A late Victorian silver and gold diamond insect brooch.

    Estimate £800 - £1,200Jul 11
    Birmingham, UK
    Auction Curated By:
    Ben Randall
    Antique & Modern Jewellery
    Alex Duffy
    Antique & Modern Jewellery