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Russian Dragonfly Earrings

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Price: $100.00
Member Price: $90.00

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Description

Our shimmering earrings are an adaptation of a whimsical brooch of platinum, diamonds, emeralds, and a pearl on display in the Moscow Kremlin Museums. This brooch embodies the popularity of insect motifs with jewelers from the early twentieth century.

Produced in cooperation with the Moscow Kremlin Museums.

18K gold and silver overlay, made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, cultured freshwater pearls, and simulated glass pearls. 1 3/4''L. Pierced, with gold-filled posts.

  • 18K gold and silver overlay, with cultured freshwater pearls and simulated glass pearls
  • MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
  • 1 3/4''L
  • Pierced, with gold-filled posts

Art History

Creating butterflies, beetles, dragonflies and other insects challenged Russian jewelers of the twentieth century to match whimsy with technical skill, as they produced realistic re-creations of nature in combinations of precious metals and stones. In the original dragonfly brooch, the platinum wings are covered with rose-cut diamonds in lacy plique--jour mountings to create the illusion of transparency. The insect's gold body contains a single large pearl, while emeralds from the Ural Mountains form its eyes and tail.

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Description

Our shimmering earrings are an adaptation of a whimsical brooch of platinum, diamonds, emeralds, and a pearl on display in the Moscow Kremlin Museums. This brooch embodies the popularity of insect motifs with jewelers from the early twentieth century.

Produced in cooperation with the Moscow Kremlin Museums.

18K gold and silver overlay, made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, cultured freshwater pearls, and simulated glass pearls. 1 3/4''L. Pierced, with gold-filled posts.





  • 18K gold and silver overlay, with cultured freshwater pearls and simulated glass pearls
  • MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
  • 1 3/4''L
  • Pierced, with gold-filled posts




Art History

Creating butterflies, beetles, dragonflies and other insects challenged Russian jewelers of the twentieth century to match whimsy with technical skill, as they produced realistic re-creations of nature in combinations of precious metals and stones. In the original dragonfly brooch, the platinum wings are covered with rose-cut diamonds in lacy plique--jour mountings to create the illusion of transparency. The insect's gold body contains a single large pearl, while emeralds from the Ural Mountains form its eyes and tail.


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