Charming 14k Gold Diamond Opal Blue Enamel & Ruby Dragonfly Pin / Brooch
Presented is a charming 14 karat gold, diamond and opal dragonfly pin or
brooch. This is a modern piece, likely of American make. The pin is done in the
shape of a long-tailed dragonfly, with its wings spread and its tail curled back
towards the front of its body. The wings are covered in deep cobalt blue enamel,
forming a rich backdrop for two modern brilliant cut diamonds on each wing (8
total). The tail is set with 6 additional modern brilliant cut diamonds,
alternating with oval cut opals, graduated in size. The diamonds are mostly SI
clarity with some in the VS range, and are H-I color. The total diamond weight
is at least half a carat, maybe as much as 60 points. The opals are real opals,
not doublets or triplets, with gorgeous flashes of orange and blue fire that the
photos simply can't do justice. The dragonfly's back is set with a round
cabochon ruby, while the eyes are little faceted emeralds. The pin has a modern
rollover style safety clasp.
The pin is in great condition. The stones are all securely set and intact,
with no chips. The enamel is in great shape, with no chips and no losses. The
clasp functions well and closes securely.
The pin is stamped on the back with 14k and a maker's mark we unfortunately
do not recognize, as well as a copyright symbol.
The pin measures about 2 1/8 by 1 1/4 inches.
The pin weighs 18 grams.