A beautiful brushed gold finish of the wings and the play-of-color of the opals accentuate the center 0.62 ct emerald. The 'tremble' effect gives the semblance of fluttering wings when the piece is in motion. A hand made piece estimated to be circa 1940-1950.
Dimensions : 2-1/2'' (L) x 1-1/2'' (H)
Weight : 23.8 grams
Opals : Forty-two (42) round cabochons 2.7-3.5mm diameter. They are a mix ranging from white opal to fire opal.
Emeralds : Center emerald is an emerald cut with a bright, intense medium green color. The emerald is moderately included weighing 0.62 ct. The eyes of the butterfly are made of two (2) round cabochon cut emeralds measuring approximately 2.0mm each.
Lovely 1.2ct blue and 0.22ct white zircon set in 9k yellow gold C.1920.
Zircons: One (1) round brilliant cut, bezel milgrain set zircon measuring approximately 5.7 mm x 4.04 mm. Estimated weight of 1.2ct. Two (2) white (clear) single diamond cut, bezel milgrain set zircons measuring approximately 2.6 mm - 2.7 mm in diameter. Estimated total weight of 0.22ct.
Absolutely charming 18k yellow gold butterfly brooch with textured body and ruby eyes. Wings are ornamented in bright shades of red, blues, pink, coral, and purple done in the plique-à-jour (translucent enamel) technique. The articulated moving wings are so finely made that they are able to stand in place on their own. Our hearts fluttered when this special specimen flew into the store!
Singed 'Birks' and dates from the 1970's. Enamel work is in impeccable condition.
"The story of Bijoux Birks began four centuries ago, when the Birks family were master silversmiths in Sheffield, England. Though the brand’s roots lie deep in English craftsmanship, it truly came to life when Henry Birks opened a boutique in the heart of Montreal in 1879. His lifelong dream became a reality and grew into a magnificent fine jewellery legacy that is still thriving today." - Maison Birks Website
Metal: 18k yellow gold
Rubies: Two (2) prong set, round faceted strong intense red rubies measuring 1.84 and 1.79 mm in diameter. Estimated 0.07ct ruby weight.
Enamel: Red, blues, pink, purple and coral plique-à-jour enamel work on hinged wings.
Dimensions: 1.4 inch (L) x 2.4 inch (W) x 0.3 inch (D)
A magnificent piece of French craftsmanship from the 1950's. This Rose trembler ('En Tremblant') has 18k moving mesh petals on hinges with four (4) different inserts set with diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires. The piece is in spectacular condition with all moving parts working very well.
Flower petals : Sixty-nine (69) pavé set single cut diamonds decorating the outside of the flower petals. Estimated clarity of VVS-VS and estimated colour of F/G. The total estimated diamond weight in the petals is 2.00 ct.
Diamond insert : Sixteen (16) round brilliant faceted diamonds set on moving 18k gold stems. Estimated clarity of VVS-SI1 and estimated colour of F/G. The total estimated diamond weight of 0.90 ct.
Ruby insert : Sixteen (16) round faceted natural rubies set on moving 18k gold stems. Total estimated ruby weight of 0.80 ct.
Emerald insert : Sixteen (16) round faceted natural emeralds set on moving 18k gold stems. Total estimated emerald weight of 0.65 ct
Sapphire insert : Sixteen (16) round faceted natural sapphires set on moving 18k gold stems. Total estimated sapphire weight of 0.80 ct.
A spectacular statement piece with over 300 skillfully set diamonds. The 18k white gold piece features a double pin with a single clasp to support the brooch.
Diamonds : Three hundred and nineteen (319) round brilliant cut diamonds measuring from 1.6-3.5mm. The average clarity is VVS2-VS1 and the average color is F/G. The estimated total diamond weight is 22.0 ct.