This is a beautiful sterling silver vintage butterflies brooch. The large sterling silver brooch features three butterflies with purple faceted round stones. The brooch is signed STERLING on the bar at the back of the brooch. I would date the brooch to the 1950s or earlier. The stones look purple most of the time and pink under incandescent lighting, so they look like amethysts most of the time, but my gem tester did not show any indication for genuine stones. They are likely glass or with the slight colour change displayed, they could be lab made (synthetic) alexandrite or synthetic amethyst. The stones are rich and lovely.
Measures 3 inches by 2 inches, so it is a large sterling silver brooch. Weighs 16.5 grams. In excellent condition. I have not polished the brooch because the patina is lovely. It would be fantastic polished, too. The stones measure 8 mm in diameter.
A sterling silver brooch for lovers of butterflies. A beautiful vintage piece.