Summertime definitely bring out the bugs! In a flutter of shimmering wings and bodies, behold a collection of delicate jeweled insects. These delightful miniature creatures are each drenched in sparkle and color, what are a visual delight!
Cartier pink opal, diamond, yellow sapphire and ruby ring.
Cartier pink opal, diamond, yellow sapphire, ruby and moonstone earrings.
Lydia Courteille’s orchid ring from the ‘Sweet & Sour’ Collection.
Each year Lydia introduces a collection that interprets some of her classic designs using lesser known materials and stones, and this year that material is phosphosiderite. Mined in Chile, the orchid purple colored stone derives its name from the minerals that comprise it: phosphorous and the Greek word for iron, sidero.
A late Victorian pietra dura pendant depicting various insects, in a 14k yellow gold frame, circa 1880.
An antique diamond bee brooch with a briolette emerald body.
An antique diamond and demantoid garnet dragonfly brooch.
An antique demantoid garnet and diamond grasshopper brooch, circa 1900.
An antique diamond butterfly brooch.
Taffin ruby and diamond spider brooch.
A natural pearl and colored diamond spider brooch.