Introducing a one-of-a-kind antique Victorian ear 1800 novelty whimsical lapel or stick pin that is sure to capture the attention of any jewelry lover. This exquisite piece consists of a beautifully carved amethyst in the shape of an Egyptian talisman scarab that reverses to a carving of Don Quixote on a horse with a spear in 14k yellow gold. The amethyst spins around its axis, allowing you to showcase either the scarab or the Don Quixote carving. During the Victorian era, scarabs were popular in jewelry designs and were often associated with good luck, protection, and rebirth.These beetle-shaped amulets were inspired by ancient Egyptian artifacts and were commonly used in Victorian jewelry, particularly as pendants and brooches. Meanwhile, Don Quixote was a beloved literary character during the Victorian era. His tale of chivalry and adventure captured the imagination of many, and his image was often depicted in paintings, sculptures, and jewelry. This antique lapel or stick pin is a unique combination of both these elements, showcasing the creativity and whimsy of Victorian era jewelry design. Its intricate details and fine craftsmanship make it a true work of art and a valuable addition to any collection.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to own a piece of history with this stunning antique pin! This piece is larger then an average stick / lapel pin. Total Weight: 4.0 g. Metals: nitric acid tested 14k gold.Gemstones: 15.2x10.9x9.4mm carved amethyst. Pin is 3 1/8 in long. Condition: item in very good estate condition. Layaway payments are not refundable. Gemstone Grading and Measurement: with all vintage jewelry stones are measured and graded while mounted unless otherwise noted.
All grading is done as mounting permits, jeweler's caliper or cutout gauge and measure are usually used and carat weights calculated by formula, diamond and gemstone weights and grades are approximate unless otherwise noted. Color gemstones are not tested for enhancement treatments unless otherwise noted.
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