In the 1950s - 1960s there was an abundance of animal/insect themed costume jewellery, during this period the need for affordable quality was in demand, hence the popularity of jewellery made with enamel, perspex, rock crystal, etc.
Below is a selection of the beautiful insect and animal jewellery you will find at Grays.
|A Victorian gemset bug brooch with folding clip wings, set with diamonds, natural pearl and rubies. Circa 1870. Offered by Charlotte Sayers.|
|Antique butterfly brooch with ruby diamond, sapphire & emerald. Offered by Emmy Abe.|
|A 20th century turquoise brooch in the form of a bee. Offered by Linda Bee.|
|1950s Reverse painted perspex butterfly brooches. Offered by Gillian Horsup.|
|Pretty green vitntage bug brooch with coloured paste. Offered by Tings Jewellery Box.|
|Multi gem set gold parrot with citrine, amethyst, tourmaline and more. By Van Cleef and Arpels. Offered by M Ventura-Pauly|
|Antique fox cufflinks. Platinum and gold Offered by Wimpole.|
|Vintage 18ct yellow gold horse brooch with emerald set eyes. Offered by Beaut.|
|A pair of onyx and malachite bird earrings c1880, very unusual. Offered by The Antique Jewellery Company.|
|Large vintage rhinestone and enamel bird brooch, offered by Unicorn.|
|Lea Stein collectable 1960s cat brooch. Offered by Linda Bee.|