This stunning antique 'fine' jewellery piece has been created using elements that I purchased in Parisian Flea Markets, on my recent trip to Paris.
The 'trophy piece' being this magnificent antique stag beetle/bug piece set with large Cats Eye Chrysoberyl gemstone and seed pearl. The bug has tiny cabochon garnet eyes. The Beetle is holding between its 'incisors' a tiny pearl. Amazing detail! The beetle has a gorgeous aged patina, that only time can provide.
Keeping the bug company are 2 chain drops with antique silver acorn and chubby short Albertina tassel charms.
I have coupled this bold and lovely piece with sections of fancy antique silver locket chain, which compliments the patina and style perfectly.
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 and a lovely personal memory for me of my Paris Flea Market trip this summer.
Wear it with everything!
Overall length when worn: 24 inches
Necklace Chain Section: 17.5 inches
Drop: 3.25 inches
Beetle: 4.5 cm x 2cm
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!
Large Antique Silver Cats Eye, Pearl Stag Beetle, Bug 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!