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This lovely little brooch features a setting of 3 genuine scarab beetles as a focal point. They are set just as a stone would be on a gold plated pin back. Jewelry featuring real beetles was very popular during the Victorian period and continued in popularity up until the 1910s. Due to the delicate nature of the insect pieces such as these are scarce to find in such fine condition.

The pin measures 1.25 inches long and the beetles each measure 1/2 an inch long and 3/8s of an inch wide.


Breathtaking!


















A few notes on antique and vintage items and my experience with them:

I have been raised around antiques. My uncle was an auctioneer and dealer since long before I was born and, having no children of his own, took me on to pass down his personal legacy. He has been teaching me about the subtleties and details in which one can tell the genuine article from the fake and reproduced since I was a small child. Since 1996 I have been working hand in hand with him in our antique businesses.

Making vintage inspired jewelry has also given me a leg up in the world of antique jewelry as lately I have seen the field flooded with antique reproductions made with the SAME EXACT components I make my handmade jewelry with. Its unfortunate, but true. The more frightening aspect of this is that when I occasionally and respectfully point out to these dealers that they are selling a reproduction piece they tend to get extremely hostile. Because of this, I have been holding my tongue more and more, but still feel awful about the bum deal someone is going to get.

While I have extensive knowledge of antiques and collectibles, there is no way the human brain, even with the aid of every price guide in print, could know everything about everything. I describe my antiques to the best of my ability and reference multiple sources before making educated statements about a piece. I stand behind what I sell and if you find out that a piece is not as described I will happily offer you a refund.

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Rachael Victoria Adams

Victorian GENUINE SCARAB BEETLE Brooch - Iridescent Green - Trio Set in Gold- Circa 1870

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: beetles, gold, metal
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 1851 reviews
  • Favorited by: 214 people