Victorian Garnet Beetle Brooch

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An elongated garnet is the beetle's body, but the real artwork is his thorax, abdomen, antennae and legs - all are naturalistically rendered in 14k gold. The 1880's was a time of intense interest in the natural sciences; Darwin's theories were reverberating throughout the Western world. Even the tiniest creatures were examined and collected with reverential wonder. 

MATERIALS: 14k gold, 17mm x 8.5mm garnet cabochon (measured from visible gem),

AGE: c. 1880

SIZE: 1" x 3/8".