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Victorian Scarab Beetle Stickpin


This scarab beetle, unusually, is mounted under a glass lens to help magnify it. This is specimen jewelry, making use of the naturalism aesthetic that was born from science, geographic exploration, and Darwin. It comes with the extraordinary box which is original to the piece.


  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), glass, beetle, original fitted box

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    3/4" diameter, 3 1/8" total length

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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.