This incredible estate brooch reminds me of Victorian times.People of the Victorian era loved to use real bugs, birds and other creatures in their creations - especially jewelry.They even used the heads of hummingbirds in brooches, necklaces and earrings!This brooch is made from a real jewel beetle, also known as a wood-boring beetle.Buprestidae is a family of beetles known as jewel beetles or metallic wood-boring beetles because of their glossy iridescent colors. The family is among the largest of the beetles, with some 15,000 species known.This brooch measures 1 11/16 by 1 1/4 inches.The gold brooch bottom may be gold plated. I did not test it due to its fragile nature.Condition: It has 4 partial legs - one is more complete than the other 3. Very minor deterioration of the face/mouth area.
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Procurer - Curator
Bejeweled Emporium was born from a love and passion for vintage jewelry. In the beginning, Bejeweled Emporium was not bejeweled at all. My internet venture began way back in 2000 and encompassed all things vintage and collectable. Like many things in life, it evolved over time. Here in my shop you will find a very carefully curated niche of antique, vintage and contemporary jewelry.