Art Nouveau 14kt Moonstone Bug Pendant
A beautiful moonstone bug pendant from the Art Nouveau (ca1900) era! Crafted in 14kt gold, this lovely conversion piece is a wonderful example of "insect" jewelry, a popular motif during the Victorian era. The pendant, which was originally worn as a pin has since been converted for modern day wear. Two alluring moonstones represent the bug's body and head, while four bent legs and two antennae sprout from the sides and front. The moonstones display a pale blue color and soft pearly flash, thanks to their semi-iridescent properties. A wire bail is hidden below the bug's face, allowing a fine chain to thread seamlessly through underneath. Perfect for the Victorian collector or moonstone lover, this special piece would make a unique accessory!
Measurements: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to either of the moonstones, both of which are intact and securely set.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to either of the moonstones, both of which are intact.