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Antique fly brooch set with an opal, garnets and pearls

Here is such a delightful and whimsical brooch that is as charming today as when it was made over a century ago, and is also still in superb condition.

While many might look at the fly as being an odd subject matter for jewellery, the fly motif has been found on jewellery as far back as ancient Egyptian jewellery, as well as being a popular design through the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and really makes for a wonderful design that will no doubt always be a fabulous conversation starter.

This one was made in the early 1900's in 9 carat gold and measures 54.3mm by 17.4mm and is the perfect size to compliment any outfit, day or night.

Set with a solid white Australian opal in its body, it is also highlighted with natural seed pearls in its wings, and a garnet for its head. With a lovely scroll design leading to round finials at each end, even being made well over 100 years ago, this brooch is still as beautiful as ever and in wonderful condition.


Stock# U420

Circa: 1900



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Antique fly brooch set with an opal, garnets and pearls

This antique fly brooch dates from the early 1900's. This brooch is set with a solid white Australian opal. Australian opals have long been regarded as the home of the best quality opals in the world.

What does the fly represent in antique jewellery?

Although some might view the fly as an odd insect to use in jewellery, it is sometimes seen on brooches or even earrings. During the romantic Victorian era, the fly was used as a talisman for protection against evil. However it goes further back, as ancient Egyptian jewellery has been discovered with the fly which was used as it was thought to ward off illness and disease.


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