Lizard of Demantoid, Diamonds and Rubies in Gold, mid 20th century
Demantoid garnets from Russia are very rare which makes this brooch quite desirable. This charming fellow is well made, and over three inches long. His eyes are fancy cut rubies, the very white diamonds are round and fancy cut, and the 18 bright green Demantoids are an older cut. The Roman symbol of marriage bliss, this lizard is happy, smiling and very colorful.