Victorian Fly insect pendant 15ct gold


Victoria Fly insect pendant 15ct yellow gold with silver top. The eyes are set with rubies, the body has a cabochon coral, with old cut diamonds on the wings and a pearl. It was originally a brooch which we turned into a pendant. Presented with an optional 9ct yellow gold preloved franco chain 1.6mm square 18 inches long with safety chain at the claps end.

  • material : 15ct gold and silver top on the wings – tested no hallmarked
  • stones : rubies 2x 1.2mm | 1x peach coral cabochon 7.6mm long x5.2mm wide | 10x old cut diamonds around 1.7mm, 1mm and 0.8mm | 1x pearl around 4.1mm and 1x full pearl around 4.6mm
  • measurements : total lengths 31.7mm x 18mm wide x 10mm thick from bail to front
  • chain : 6.4gr in beautiful vintage condition hallmarked
  • weight : 3.5gr

The symbolism of Fly in Victorian times:

We all know the Victorians had a fascination with anything associated with death & memento mori. In the 19th century, the fly had a huge symbolic significance as it was associated with the representation of human mortality and, by extension spiritual humility.

The Victorians also embraced the ancient belief that flies were a talisman against evil , often smothering fly brooches in symbolic gemstones such as diamonds ( strength and courage ), Topaz ( magnification, clarity and manifestation), Pearls ( self-care, nurturing and healing) & sapphire ( honesty, purity and trust)) to create complex meanings & symbolism.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 229 × 162 × 5 cm

pendant only, pendant & chain


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