This stunning antique silver 'fine' jewellery piece has been created using antique Victorian elements.
The 'trophy piece' being this lovely antique butterfly/bug piece set with large Cats Eye Chrysoberyl gemstone and seed pearls. The bug has tiny cabochon garnet eyes. The butterfly has a gorgeous aged patina, that only time can provide.
Keeping the butterfly company are 3 chain drops with antique silver coin dated 1786 (REALLY OLD!), fancy barley twist with ball ends T bar and Albertina tassel curios.
I have coupled this lovely piece with a delightful Victorian Albertina watch chain (the tassel, T bar and coin of which came with and thus original), centrally is a gorgeous embossed detail heart with a lush contrast of textural and smooth detail. Furthermore, antique silver locket chain has been blended with the Albertina to provided additional length and interest.
This special piece has the versatility of being able to be worn in 2 ways and at 2 difference lengths (see images).
This style of jewellery is typical of the Victorians 'Darwinian' inspired jewellery, indicative of their fascination of this newly discovered botantical era of all things science and nature and is therefore rare and highly collectable.
A real statement and conversational piece to love and keep forever.
Wear it with everything!
Overall length when worn: 30 inches and also can be at 28 inches
Necklace Chain Section: 19.75 inches
Butterfly: 3.3cm (w) x 2.5cm (h)
This is a quirky one-of-a-kind heirloom piece, bringing the wearer an item of jewellery as exclusive and individual as them. The perfect keepsake or gift to celebrate life's milestone occasions or just life!
Antique Silver Cats Eye Chrysoberyl, Pearl, Butterfly, Bug Albertina Necklace
Be Gentle with Me...............
Please treat your vintage jewellery with the care and respect deserving of its age. Rub gently with a soft silver polishing cloth periodically to keep its vibrancy. Please do not bathe in your vintage jewellery. Avoid dropping on hard surfaces. Enjoy!