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Cicada Brooch

25th May 2017


Diamond Cicada Brooch

With summer finally making an appearance this week this wonderful Victorian Cicada Brooch, circa 1880 seems to be the perfect Jewel of the Month for May/June.  We were lucky enough to be given a wonderful collection of bugs and butterflies to sell this year from a long standing friend and client and this realistically modelled diamond set cicada is one of the stand out pieces.  He is a rather magnificent beast with sparkling cabochon sapphire eyes, his body and wings set with old cushion cut and rose cut diamonds all mounted in silver and yellow gold which is typical in Victorian jewellery.

Bugs and Butterflies have always featured in jewellery but became popular in Victorian times when nature and all who lived in it became the designers delight.