Beautiful vintage Italian rhodochrosite, enamel, lapis lazuli, sapphire, and seed pearl 18k yellow gold brooch. Three chains feature seed pearls and red glass beads.
Large Brooch: One (1) oval cabochon cut rhodochrosite measuring approximately 10.60 mm x 8.72 mm x 5.51 mm. Rhodochrosite is surrounded by black enamel. Two (2) round cabochon set lapis lazuli stones measuring approximately 4.23 mm x 4.20 mm x 3.48 mm. Six (6) sapphires measuring approximately 1.3 mm - 1.8 mm each.
Smaller Brooch: One (1) oval cabochon cut rhodochrosite measuring approximately 10.57 mm x 8.60 mm x 5.48 mm. Rhodochrosite is surrounded by black enamel. Four (4) sapphires measuring approximately 1.3 mm - 1.8 mm each.
Chains: Triple chain features six (6) seed pearls measuring approximately between 2.33 mm and 2.43 mm. Five (5) red glass beads measuring approximately between 2.11 mm and 2.27 mm.
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.
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)