Natural world motifs were very popular in the Victorian era - in a rapidly urbanising world, people romanticised the natural world, so insects became popular in jewellery. Crescent moons were also popular for their representation of the rhythms of life. It's unusual to get both symbols in one piece, and this is lovely bar brooch with an insect within a moon, and would be a lovely necklace conversion.
MATERIALS: Opal, rose cut ruby eye, old mine cut diamonds, natural pearls, 15ct gold
DIMENSIONS: Length; 4.7cm x 1.7cm. Weight: 5.2g. There is also a fine chain with a safety pin.