Retro 14kt/Sterling Diamond, Ruby, + Sapphire Butterfly Pin
A lovely gemstone butterfly pendant from the Retro (ca1940) era! Crafted in 14kt rose gold and sterling silver, this mixed metals piece depicts a 3-dimensional butterfly with outstretched wings. The dramatic wings are lined with graduated Rose Cut diamonds, each one bead set in an open back setting and surrounded by feminine milgrain detail. The head is decorated with a stunning ruby, which rests above a bezel set sapphire that represents the body. Two beaded eyes and two curved antennae embellish the tip of the head, while a fabulous sterling and rose gold striped abdomen finishes the wonderful mixed metals design. The sparkling diamonds catch the light brilliantly with every turn, while the raspberry red ruby and rich blue sapphire add a beautiful pop of color to the piece. The back of the butterfly reveals a pin bar (stamped with a "14K" purity mark) and clasp to securely attach the piece to a favorite garment. It's a simply exceptional pin and would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurement: The pin measures approximately 1 5/8" wide, about 1 1/4" tall and is about 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the pin is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold and sterling silver setting. All of the diamonds and gemstones stones are intact and securely set. The pin and clasp are secure and in good working condition.