Introducing a one-of-a-kind antique Victorian era 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
Measurements: pin is 3 1/8 in long
Condition: item in very good estate condition