This very cute bug pin is made of sterling silver git with garnet, moonstone and emeralds. It is undoubtedly quite old and my best guess is the Art Deco period.
It measures 5/8” (1.5cms) by 9/16” (1.4cms) and weighs 1.6 grams.
The bug is exquisitely formed with six realistically shaped legs and pairs of wings. Its body is a a glittering, rich red garnet. Then its body is a luminous moonstone and finally it has two emerald eyes.
The stones are open backed for maximum reflection. There is an old style c clip. One the little wings is marked ‘925’ for sterling silver.
This exquisite piece would look great glittering on your lapel. It is in fine original condition and will arrive in a gift box.
Silver Gilt Garnet and Emeralds Tiny Bug Pin