“Carpe Diem – Dragonfly II” pin
“Carpe Diem” pin from Eve’s “Entomology 101” series
Magnificent dragonfly pin has an 18 karat gold body, 4 lacy hand-fabricated platinum wings, a suite of faceted Ceylon rainbow moonstones & a pair of cabochon Indian moonstones for the head & thorax. The legs are articulated giving them, & the hinged “en tremblant” wings, movement! 10 moonstones total 10.12 carats, 5 blue Cambodian sapphire cabs total 1.89 carats, 6 Zambian emeralds total 2.40 carats, 2 Australian boulder opal doublets total 7.0 carats, & 32 tiny diamonds of 0.53 carats total (F-G/VS) shimmer on the wings.
This brooch is a masterpiece of artist Eve J. Alfille’s. It is a large, important & beautiful work, and it looks amazing worn across several long strands of pearls, as well as on a jacket or dress.