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Antique Green Chalcedony Bug Brooch

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SKU: X2656



This antique green Chalcedony bug brooch is bursting with personality, and we think she deserves a name! Boasting charming gemstones throughout, she has Seed Pearls adorning her wings and her eyes are composed of sparkling red glass.

Uber smooth and highly saturated, the two green Chalcedony cabochons that perfectly form the body if the bug exude jungle green hues, which radiate against the patina of her 850 Silver.

A time when insects were commonly depicted in jewellery, she dates back to the early 20th century, on the cusp of the Victorian to Edwardian era. Victorians adored the sentiment and meaning behind their pieces; insects were no exception, with flies associated with humility and beetles with longevity. 

Item Details:

ERA: Victorian/ Edwardian, c.1900

MEASUREMENTS: Bug brooch is 30mm long x 25mm wide.
Large Green Chalcedony is 14mm long x 8.5mm wide x 8mm deep.
Smaller Green Chalcedony is 8mm long x 5.5mm wide x 5.5mm deep.
Weight: 4.4g.

MATERIALS: Green Chalcedony/ Chrysoprase cabochons, 850 Silver, Metal, Red Glass, Seed Pearls.
Pin tests as Metal, body tests as 850 Silver.

STAMPS & HALLMARKS: "850" on c-clasp.

PACKAGING: Your order will be gift wrapped free of charge in a Lillicoco cardboard box made from recycled materials, tied with a ribbon.


VERY GOOD: This antique green Chalcedony bug brooch is in very good condition throughout. There is little to report, all gemstones are super secure in their settings, her two green Chalcedony cabochons are smooth to the touch, and free from any chips or scratches. Her Silver has developed a desirable aged patina, something you would expect on an authentic antique like herself. Her pin is sturdy, and tightly hooks into the c-clasp ensuring secure wear at all times. A treasure of the time, this insect brooch will instantly connect you to the past.