A simply wonderful garnet, diamond, and opal bug pin from the Victorian (ca1900) era! The pin is made of 14k yellow gold and topped in sterling silver and depicts an ornate bug which sits atop a bar pin. The large winged bug has a body made of one large bezel set cabochon garnet with a bezel set opal set above it, and wide open wings that are encrusted with old mine cut diamonds. Two small bright green demantoid garnets are placed as the eyes. It has four 14k yellow gold legs that peek out from the underside of the bug. The pin has a wonderful 3-dimensional look with lovely detail throughout. It's a lovely piece and would make a beautiful addition to any collection!
Measurement: The pin measures approximately 1 1/4" long, about 1 3/4" at its widest, and has a depth of slightly less than 1/2".
Condition: The overall condition of this pin is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting and the stones are intact. The pin clasp is secure and in good working condition.