Russian Empire Ruby Diamond and Sapphire Butterfly

I have had this in my collection for several years. It was purchased from Canada. It is a magnificent bejeweled butterfly. It is silver on the front where the Diamonds are, as was the fashion. It is gold on the back which they thought made it stronger.

It has an early "T" bar and plunger clasp which works well. The hallmarks are 56 for 19th century Russian Empire and the other mark is for Sterling Silver. It is in great condition and the quality of manufacture is beyond compare. All jewels are bead or bezel set. It is 2 5/8" by 2" and weighs 25 grams.

There are 18 fine natural Sapphires which are @0.05 CT each. The center stone is @0.85 CT faceted natural Sapphire with great color. There are 50 0.02-.03 CT Rubies which line the wings. There are 9 0.10-0.15 CT Rubies near the center and another 4 0.10 CT Rubies which are above the surface of the Brooch in a surround. There are 2 0.15 CT Diamonds as the antenna and numerous faceted Diamonds throughout the wings.

I was taught that often the back of a jewel is key in the quality and light that the piece emanates. This back is just as breath taking as the front. In excellent condition. A treasure.

Item ID: 4138


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: gold silver red blue clear, Size: 2 5/8"

Russian Empire Ruby Diamond and Sapphire Butterfly

Russian Empire Ruby Diamond and Sapphire Butterfly
Russian Empire Ruby Diamond and Sapphire Butterfly
Russian Empire Ruby Diamond and Sapphire Butterfly
Russian Empire Ruby Diamond and Sapphire Butterfly
Russian Empire Ruby Diamond and Sapphire Butterfly

I have had this in my collection for several years. It was purchased from Canada. It is a magnificent bejeweled butterfly. It is silver on the front where the Diamonds are, as was the fashion. It is gold on the back which they thought made it stronger.

It has an early "T" bar and plunger clasp which works well. The hallmarks are 56 for 19th century Russian Empire and the other mark is for Sterling Silver. It is in great condition and the quality of manufacture is beyond compare. All jewels are bead or bezel set. It is 2 5/8" by 2" and weighs 25 grams.

There are 18 fine natural Sapphires which are @0.05 CT each. The center stone is @0.85 CT faceted natural Sapphire with great color. There are 50 0.02-.03 CT Rubies which line the wings. There are 9 0.10-0.15 CT Rubies near the center and another 4 0.10 CT Rubies which are above the surface of the Brooch in a surround. There are 2 0.15 CT Diamonds as the antenna and numerous faceted Diamonds throughout the wings.

I was taught that often the back of a jewel is key in the quality and light that the piece emanates. This back is just as breath taking as the front. In excellent condition. A treasure.

Item ID: 4138


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: gold silver red blue clear, Size: 2 5/8"

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