Russian Gold Scarab Brooch
In 14 karat rose gold set with diamonds, emeralds, rubies and enamel
The beetle with forty eight single-cut melee diamond set in silver, with an approximate total weight of 1 carat
Two round cabochon emeralds for the eyes
The body set with diamonds and four rubies
The wings with guilloche work on coloured dark green enamel
Marked on the pin with the Imperial Russian gold standard two digits «56» (zolotnik = 583 , 14k)
Length 6.2 cm
Width 4 cm
29.4 grams total weight.
The pink color of rose gold was first worn in 19th century Russia and was coined «Russian Gold».
This brooch embodies the popularity of insect motifs with jewelers from the 19th century.