Necklace with Butterfly Pendant, late 2nd-1st century BC (Hellenistic) Elaborate diadems or necklaces featuring centerpieces of inlaid stones, pendants, and beaded chains go back to 3rd- and 2nd-century Greek jewelry. This necklace was found on the neck of the deceased; as the symbol of the soul, the butterfly was an appropriate motif for a burial gift.
Victorian Hunt & Roskell sapphire and diamond bracelet, circa 1880. The openwork center is set with an oval-cut royal blue Burmese sapphire within a larger cluster of old European-cut and rose-cut diamonds. The bracelet has a pin attachment and can convert into a brooch. Via Diamonds in the Library. by wteresa