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Diamond Multicolor Butterfly Brooch


This colorful butterfly brooch is set throughout with fiery old European-cut diamonds, highlighted by emerald, ruby, and sapphire stripes and spots. Pin this antique jewel to a hat, gown or jacket for a charming pop of color and sparkle. The gold butterfly centers on a large center one-carat diamond, with ruby-set knife-wire antennae, seeming to come to life when it catches the light.

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Item #: BO-18502
Circa: 1900s
Size: 1.375” length, 1.625” width
Materials: Old European-cut diamond (weighing approximately 1.00 carat); 82 Old European-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 2.00 carats); 7 Circular-cut emeralds (approximate total weight 0.45 carat); 7 Circular-cut rubies (approximate total weight of 0.45 carat); 2 Circular-cut sapphires (approximate total weight 0.20 carat); 18K Gold

Passion for delicate bee, bug and butterfly brooches was a feature of 1890s fashion, and women wore the jeweled creatures in large numbers along the necklines of their gowns, and pinned to lace or tulle, for a “more is more” look.