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JFranca's loves37 of 73Micromosaic brooch, early Victorian.Organic/modernist sterling nephrite jade ring, signed S B.
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    Posted 5 years ago

    kyratango
    (435 items)

    Always wanted one...
    These are sometime described as Georgian and as such go for $$.

    I got him from France for 20€ :-)

    Even if he was transformed into a pendant, and has a dent at back where the pin hinge was, I'm very happy with my new chunky chappy!
    Citrine, amethyst and garnet paste stones.

    1.5/16" or 3.4 cm, 10 grams. No marks.

    I will perhaps try to restore him as a brooch...

    A link to dating jewelry:

    http://www.morninggloryantiques.com/JewelChatFindings.html

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    Comments

    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Well, I LOVE it!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Now, that's one bug that you would mind being near. Very cool Kyra!!!
    3. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Many thanks Aura, Melanie, Efe, Jscott and Lisa for you lovings :-)
      Efe, I do love it too, thank you!
      Jscott, for sure, I won't smash if it come nearer :-D thank you !
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Oh now that's special !..... sort of scarab like too...Awesome !
    5. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Hi Mikelv! Right, he's a kind of scarab!
      I call them all bugs except for the bzz bzz :-)
      Thank you for your always appreciated visit !
    6. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      kyra - I posted something for you.....
    7. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Just an awesome beetle! Congratulations Kyra. Are you going to leave it as a pendant?
    8. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Très belle kyratango....
    9. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Such amazing pieces of jewelry by all of you. Love them.
    10. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      I love this glittering little fellow !
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Another wonderful bug!
    12. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Efe... saw your cool horrifying spiders!

      Racer, I'm planning to cut an old brooch system and solder it... just ordered a jeweler's saw! Hoping I'll succeed :-)

    13. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Trunkman, merci pour le compliment, your French is good! ;-)

      Caperkid, thank you for your wonderful comment :)
    14. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Marga, always pleased and grateful for your visit and appreciation, thank you !

      Valentino thank you so much, XOXO !

      Collective thanks to the 17 wonderful persons who loved it :-))
    15. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 5 years ago
      well is this lovely or what ...glad you found one ...if you ever sell it you have to take us all out to lunch ..don't worry about the air fair we'll take care of it ....smiling. Nice find ...;-))))
    16. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Roy, it would be a great pleasure to have all CW friends in a reunion, what fun we should have, what a bunch of stories to tell :-D

      Thank you for your lovely comment ;-))
    17. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      I tried to get Kerry to hold a CW party at his watch museum. Think I scared him. :) Well, and to be fair he hadn't bought the bldg. for the museum yet. Was I pushy?
    18. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Lol lol! Either you were pushy either Kerry is a shy guy afraid or hoard :-D
    19. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Many thanks to all for your loves :-D
    20. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Such a cool and totally unique piece Kyra! I love the little bugger!
    21. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      I'm very glad that you love the critter, Rick, thank you for your visit and love.
    22. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you Trey, Vladimir, Radegunder and Freiheit for your Beetle loves :-)
    23. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Many thanks from the beetle to you, Ho2cultcha, for loving him :-D
    24. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Update, restored!
      See there the kyratisation steps and result :-D
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/178321-antique-victorian-glass-and-silver-bug-r
    25. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thanks again Lisa :-)
    26. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      For comparaison, this one is described as Georgian (...!.)
      And is 2 inches long!
      http://www.rubylane.com/item/197051-7452/Georgian-Beetle-Brooch-Foiled-Stones
    27. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Another, a bit smaller than mine:
      https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/brooches/brooches/antique-beetle-brooch-foiled-crystal/id-j_156176/
      Sold for $965!!!!
    28. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      another weevil!
    29. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Ho2cultcha, another, yessss!
      I'll need Fortapache's bug spacer soon :-D
      Thank you, thanks Anna too and 31 lovers for supporting the bug invaders!
    30. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Ooops, bug SPRAYER of course!

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