Demantoid and Diamond Salamander Lizard Brooch


Did you know that in the Victorian era salamanders were believed to be fire resistant? This connection was probably made because salamanders hibernate under rotting logs, and when the wood was brought indoors and put on the fire, these creatures mysteriously appeared from the flames.

This delightful late 19th C salamander is pave-set with vibrant green demantoids with a glittering diamonds stripe…finished with tiny cabochon ruby eyes. Measures 2 7/16” x 3/4” wide.

Weight: 6.1 grams

Metal: 14k

Diamonds: estimated .65 carats

Demantoids: estimated 1.15 total carats

Notes: replaced clasp