I try not to list any piece with damage, other than expected wear and tear, but this Butterfly Brooch from Vendome is just too stunning to leave out of my shop inventory! Studded with wonderful navette and round aurora borealis and blue rhinestones which reflect a multitude of colors but with a predominant blue and violet tone, this brooch sparkles furiously under any light conditions.
Set in a silver color filigree style metal, the Brooch is marked on the back 'Vendome' and fastens with a safety clasp. The Brooch measures 2 5/8 inches across the wings and 1 1/2 inches top to bottom.
As I have shown in the photos, there is a small repair visible from the back of the brooch on one of the two antennae attached to the head - this has obviously broken off and been soldered back on. The repair appears to be stable but I have not put too much pressure on this part of the brooch for fear of breaking it again, but it has not fallen off on the many occasions that I have handled the brooch - but I do think that it needs to be handled gently at the point of repair.
Other than this soldered repair, the only other point needing mention is that the aurora borealis finish on one of the navette rhinestones has a small mark on the surface (possibly a scratch) but this is only visible when the light catches the stone at a certain angle and does not detract from the appearance of the brooch - other than the soldered repair and small scratch, the brooch is in beautiful condition.
Please note that one of the photos for this brooch feature a pair of earrings - these are not included in the price of the brooch. The butterfly shape clip Earrings are almost a perfect match for the brooch but they are made by a different maker (Jewelcraft) so I have listed them separately. If you wish to purchase both items I can apply a discount to your purchase.
Stunning Vintage Signed Vendome Butterfly Brooch