10 May 2015

Jeweled Dragonflies

 Jeweled insects became a popular motif in jewelry in Victorian times (the latter half of the 19th century), and they continue to be a common theme in jewelry today.
A Belle Époque style emerald, diamond, gold and platinum brooch, circa 1910.


An early 20th century sapphire and diamond brooch, circa 1905.

An enamel and diamond brooch, late 19th century.

A plique-à-jour enamel, gem set and diamond brooch.

A gold, plique-à-jour enamel, colored stone and diamond brooch.

A late 19th century emerald, diamond and gold dragonfly brooch.

A silver-topped gold, colored stone, enamel and diamond brooch.

An art nouveau style silver, gold, plique-à-jour enamel, opal and sapphire brooch.