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    Posted 7 years ago

    Peasejean55
    (476 items)

    While back in the UK at Christmas I bought this brooch. It is 15ct gold not marked, the setting is silver there are Ceylon sapphires, rubies, diamonds pearls and if you look closely at the eyes I think one of the stones is a emerald and the other a demantoid garnet. If you look at the legs there is a lot of detailed engraving. You can wear it either has a brooch or pendant. Made around 1890.
    I have put him with his big brother, he was on one of my earlier postings. This one is flatter than his big brother, his brother has his wings up as if he's ready to take off.
    I bought this one first, I saw the bigger one on eBay a few days after, it was a good price, so the smaller one got a friend.

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    Comments

    1. freiheit freiheit, 7 years ago
      Beautiful!
    2. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 years ago
      I love them both... I need to make a shopping trip to Europe... :)
    3. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      WHAT? I now have one more serious challenger for Bug/Insect brooches, aarhg ;-)
      Of course, I do love them! You did well, they are becoming more and more pricy, so when one is at a correct price... Catch it in your net :-D

      Why there is no "I hate the poster" button, lol!
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      I asked the jewellery in his opinion what would be a good thing to collect, yes he said bugs. He said they are becoming scare because people are buying and keeping hold of them.
    5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Kyra, can you see the different eye colour. I asked him what stone they were, at first he said Demantoid Garnet then Emerald, it looks has if I got one of both. Lol. I only realised when I was looking closely with the loupe, it shows up more on this photo.
    6. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      You are right! Often the two stones are misdescribed.
      More often demantoids are confused with peridots, but even tiny stones have a distinctive green color!
    7. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Have you seen my new winged friend?
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Many thanks to freiheit and DrFluffy for both your nice comments and love.
    9. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Many thanks
      aghcollect
      Manikin
      Jewels
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      very beautiful!!!
    11. vintagefancanada, 7 years ago
      these are very nice incredible stones and color. again thank you again for your help on the glass screiber and neffen butterfly dishes. I do believe they actually are going to a museum in brno.
    12. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Thank you vintagefancanada, it's great news to hears about your butterflies. Thanks for the comment and love on the my precious little butterfly, lol.
    13. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Thank you, Sean for your nice comment and love.
    14. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Thank you
      PhilDavidAlexanderMorris
      vetraio
      racer

    15. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      What a beautiful butterfly, Peasejean!!! I love that it has different color eyeballs!!
    16. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Yes I know, lol. The jeweller who I bought it from couldn't decide if the eyes were Emerald or Demantoid Garnet. After looking though the loupe, I now know I have one Emerald eye and the other is Demantiod Garnet. It looks very clear on this photo, but if you just looked at the eyes you wouldn't know any different.
    17. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Many thanks
      SEAN
      vintagefancanada
      katherinescollections
      davyd
      MayanM
      Lourdes
      Vladimir
    18. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Many thanks
      CharmedOne
      Budek
    19. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Many thanks
      Radegunder
    20. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      Stunning butterfly !! I see the different green eyes which is the garnet , ill guess the one on the left ??
    21. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Hi surfdub, the jeweller who I bought this Butterfly from said the eyes were Emerald then changed his mind to Dermatoid Garnet, it was only when I saw these photos, I realised they were both different colours, I think the one on the right is the Garnet, but I'm not a hundred percent. Many thanks for the love :-)

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