A truly rare beauty! This unique style of clip-pin has a patent dated 1885. It is made of 14k gold, perhaps to wear in the hair. The gold features meticulously etched details that bring the butterfly to life, along with the subtle pop of rose and white gold on each wing. The rare demantoid green garnet adds another bright dimension to the piece. It shines with a sunny, grassy hue. There is a hidden bale behind the butterfly's abdomen that allows it to be worn upside down as a pendant, or perhaps for a charm to be hung from it. At its widest, between the tips of each wing, it measures 1 1/8 inches. At its longest, it is about 3/4 inch. Its depth averages 3/4 inch.