I recently acquired a large amount of jewelry directly from a collector in France and this is one of the wonderful pieces. This vintage ant or beatle brooch dates to the 1920's and is absolutely darling. Constructed from a pinkish gold metal it is very detailed and lifelike. The brooch has an old "c" catch on the reverse and it measures 1 5/16" by 1". The wings are embellished with a design and what is really cute is the "pearl necklace" that the bug is wearing. The eyes were originally painted red, just a tiny bit remains. Otherwise the condition is great.