The Victorian era found itself intrigued with all things nature. Interest in the collection of butterflies, animal curiosities and science in general. Exhibitions and lectures focusing on the natural world were popular venues for entertainment.
Once again, jewelry of the times reflected this cultural phenomenon. Here the subject of an oval shaped locket pendant of rose gold over metal illustrates the public’s fascination with insects. Beautifully constructed, the piece uses fiery Bohemian garnets of varying sizes to express a relatively intricate pattern.
Contained within a modified six-sided form is a little housefly hovering over the surface. These fantastic Bohemian garnets make up the detailed parts of the buzzing beast. Antennae and wings, a body, head and thorax are formed out of these enticing deeply colored port wine gems.
At the apex, the original bale echoes a flower form also set with these incredible warm stones. To the reverse is a hinged glass covered locket back with a compartment available to hold a memory.
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