19th Century Emerald and Diamond Lizard Brooch
Please email us if you wish to enquire about this piece. Or you can click on the 'Chat with us' button and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Description: - An emerald and diamond lizard brooch, circa 1895. The brooch is crafted in silver to the front and backed in rose gold; with rose cut emerald eyes, an engraved head, body, and tail that is highlighted with graduated rose-cut diamonds. The brooch is stamped to the C clasp with an indistinct mark. The brooch has been tested as silver and 9ct gold minimum fineness.
In Victorian times the lizard symbolised ‘wedded bliss’ and was given as a special wedding or anniversary gift.
Period: - Circa 1895.
Engraving: - None.
Measurement: - The brooch measures 5.5cm (length) x 1.8cm (height) x 1.2cm (depth).
Weight: - 10.1 grams.
Condition: - The pin, and clasp both work perfectly. The diamonds, & emeralds are all hand-cut, and in good condition. The tail has been lightly drilled to allow a safety chain to be attached if desired. Gemstone treatment is unknown.
Item No: - 1532_mallox.
Customs and import taxes: - Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.