Royal Insect Pendant


This one-of-a-kind necklace is composed of:

  • This vintage pendant from the 1930's features a beautiful insect set on a cut crystal backing with colored rhinestone details
  • This necklace measures a standard 18” on a 14k gold filled chain with the pendant measuring .75” in height.


Insects were an incredibly popular in motif in Victorian jewelry. Butterflies and caterpillars were common, as were dragonflies and beetles. Insects like these reflected change and transformations in life, embracing it rather than fearing it.

Partly inspired by the Ancient Egyptians and in part by a renewed love of nature and the countryside in light of rapid urbanization, natural motifs such as insects were seen as genteel, nurturing and virtuous.

It was in the 1860s that Victorian women first began to wear beetles and other insect motifs on their clothes and accessories, with parasols, hats, and shawls often featuring insects, as well as bracelets, earrings, and rings.

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All of our modern heirlooms are designed with elements mostly from the late 1800s - 1920s and the highest quality solid gold and gold-filled components. To learn more about different types of gold and composition, check out our Gold Jewelry Guide.


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