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Victorian Paste & Pearl Fly Puffy Heart Pendant


Flies were a favorite subject in jewelry during the 19th century. What compelled the Victorians to immortalize this lowly creature in the most precious of materials? We don't know, but we're here for it.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), pink & green paste, seed pearls, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1" x 5/8" heart, 18" chain

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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