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A stunning 14k yellow gold Scorpion brooch with inset opals and rubies.
The opals are inset down the body and the front pincers.
There is a red ruby set in the sting of the tail and smaller rubies for its eyes.
A very popular jewellery motif of the late 19th century.
Quite a striking piece of jewellery.
Length 6.5cm/1.8” by 3.5cm/1.3” at widest point.
Weight: 9.7g/0.3 Troy Ozs
The are no hallmarks or makers marks on the piece but it tested and guaranteed as 14k.