Vintage Bug Brooch - Retro 12k Gold Filled Genuine Carnelian Dyed Green Chalcedony Scarab Pin - Circa 1960s Era Beetle Insect WRE Jewelry


Collectible vintage circa 1960s era retro 12k gold filled scarab beetle brooch! This unique figural pin is the shape of a beetle, with carved scarab gemstones for the body and head. The backsides are carved with Egyptian hieroglyph designs etched into their backsides. The retro bug has intricate feelers, eyes, and legs and the piece secures with a rotating c-clasp. A fantastic fashion accessory from the 1960s!

ERA - Circa 1960s - Retro

METAL / MATERIAL - 12k gold filled, genuine carnelian, dyed green chalcedony

MARKINGS / HISTORY - Back of brooch is marked "1/20 12K GF WRE" for W.RE. Richards Company of North Attleboro, Massachusetts. This company made high quality jewelry commonly in silver or gold fill often showcasing precious stones. Firm was founded in the early 1900s and they are still in business today.

CONDITION - Good vintage condition. Gold filled metal has been professionally cleaned and polished. Age appropriate patina & wear remains. Stones are securely bezel set. Amazing vintage bug brooch!

SIZE / MEASUREMENTS - Brooch: 1 1/4 x 3/4 inches, Weight: 4.22 grams

PRESENTATION - Listing includes a complimentary MJV logo gift box, as shown in last photo. All other boxes are for display only.

AUTHENTICITY - Each item in our shop has been hand-selected and inspected by a GIA Graduate Gemologist.


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