15ct Yellow Gold and Silver, Sapphire & Diamond stone set "Fly " bar Brooch
Sapphires: 0.40ct approximately
Rose Cut Diamonds: 0.30ct approximately
DATE: circa 1890
Stock no: SHAPb 2
Special Features: In 1890s Brooches were usually smaller and more delicate in design than their earlier counterparts, and worn in large numbers along neckline, or pinned on lace. It was irrelevant if the design and style did not match: all that was necessary was quantity around the neckline. Flies were used to symbolise secrets or secret keeping.
Hardness Sapphire 9, Diamond 10 ( Mohs scale 1-10 )
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