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We have a soft spot for ‘insect jewellery’. This beautiful Edwardian, circa 1910 Dragonfly brooch, has us all excited. The wings, body and antennas, are set with 34 old cut diamonds and 6 rose cut diamonds, that total 1.37ct. The eyes feature 2 rubies, and a line of 17 emeralds make up the dragonfly's ‘tail’ . The setting is made in 18ct yellow gold and silver, typical for the period as white gold wasn't yet available to the industry. The Dragonfly represents change, mainly a positive change to do with Self, and related to self realisation.

Circa: 1910
Design Period: Edwardian
Gemstone: Diamond, Ruby and Emerald
Carat: 9.00ct, measuring 14.50 x 12.10 x 7.50 mm
Cut: Old Cut and Rose Cut Diamonds, Cabochon Rubies and Round Emeralds
Material: 18ct Yellow Gold and Silver
Measurements: 40.00 mm length
Accompanied by an Ian Abeshouse Valuation

Edwardian & Belle Époque Period (1901 - 1910):

Named after the reigning King Edward VII and with notable influences from French Rococo décor, this period was the shortest in antique jewellery history. However, it was during this time that platinum was introduced into the art of jewellery making which changed the way diamonds could be set. The popular jewellery design at the time was the “garland” which flowed on from the Art Nouveau period as it focused on nature but more particularly, on flowers and leaves often arranged in some circular shape. Through the use of milgrain and pierced and engraved metals, the Belle Époque designs gave way to jewellery that mimicked the delicate nature of lace and ribbon with natural pearls and old mine cut diamonds being the material of choice.