Retro Large 14kt Citrine Diamond & Ruby Bug Pin
A simply wonderful citrine, diamond and ruby bug pin from the Retro (ca1940) era! The piece, which depicts a large, full bodied bug, is made of 14kt rose gold and has a large pear shaped faceted citrine body. The middle part of the bug is topped with sterling silver and encrusted with old Rose Cut diamonds and 2 bezel set rubies act as its eyes. The hand wrought bug has ornate, curved antennae sprouting out of the top of the head and 6 bent legs peek out from the underside of the bug. The pin has a wonderful 3-dimensional look with lovely detail throughout. On the back is a secure bar pin clasp. It's a lovely piece and would make a perfect addition to any collection!
Measurements: The pin measures approximately 1 3/4" wide, 1 1/4" tall and 1/2" in depth.
Condition: The overall condition of the pin is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the sterling silver topped and gold setting and the pin clasp is secure and in good working condition. The large citrine stone and all of the diamonds and rubies are intact and in excellent condition.