Victorian Sapphire Seed Pearl Butterfly Yellow Gold Brooch Pendant



Victorian blue sapphire seed pearl and yellow gold butterfly brooch pendant with watch hook circa 1890. 


GEMSTONES:  one oblong cushion-shaped faceted blue sapphire.

OTHER GEMSTONES:  seed pearls of various sizes pavé-set over wings, abdomen, and individually set on the eyes and antennae.

METAL:  14-karat yellow gold.

WEIGHT:  6.9 grams.

NOTEWORTHY:  the brooch features a swiveling bail to facilitate wearing it as a pendant, it is also fitted with a hook on the backside suitable for hanging a watch, charm, or other decoration.  Both the swiveling bail and watch hook are visible in the photographs.

MEASUREMENTS:  approximately 1-1/16" (2.70 cm) vertical width and 1-5/16" (3.40 cm) horizontal width.

CONDITION:  high magnification photographs show considerable design details, and that the item is in exceptionally good condition, all consistent with age and wear.

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