Victorian women were known to wear jewelry inspired by plants and animals -- including necklaces, earrings, and brooches made to look like insects, bugs, and flowers.
This fun fly brooch would be perfect for any woman wanting to show off her whimsical or bohemian side.
The brooch (circa 1870-1900) features three flies or insects climbing on a small ladder. The brooch is 800 silver (acid tested) and each insect is accented with cats eye chrysoberyl, tiger's eye, tiny half pearls, and red glass eyes.
The brooch measures 2 inches from top to bottom by 0.5 inches wide. It is in very good condition.