A late Victorian silver and gold diamond and gem-set butterfly brooch. With circular-shape sapphire body and circular ruby cabochon eyes, to the rose-cut diamond and circular-shape ruby wings. Length 3.9cms. Total weight 11.1gms.
Overall condition fair to good. Some surface scratches/ wear, discolouration and minor dents in keeping with general age and wear.
Some replacement gems.
Diamonds fairly well matched.
Diamonds fairly bright.
Some diamonds chipped and unevenly cut.
Individual size and setting of rose-cut diamonds prevents accurate colour and clarity assessment.
Rubies are a fairly well matched pinkish-red colour, generally with good clarity, one stone with large surface reaching fracture.
Sapphires are a fairly well matched dark blue colour, with good clarity.
Rubies and sapphires in good to fair condition with some abrasion and minor nibbles to the girdle and facet edges.
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