Edwardian 9ct, 9k, 375 Gold Pearl & Tourmaline Spider, insect brooch, pin. Circa 1901
Antique, late Victorian, early Edwardian, 9carat gold spider brooch, designed with a pale pink Tourmaline mounted for its body and a pearl for the head, complete with eight gold legs.
The spider motif is mounted on a gold bar with a safety pin style clasp.
Hallmarked: 9ct (denotes 9carat gold)
The Victorians were fascinated with the study of insects, fawn and flora. The original meaning of the spider was that of “reward and recognition for creativity and hard work”. Spiders were also a symbol of good luck.
MEASUREMENTS: 11 x 51mm
DATE: Edwardian (1901-1910)