With a wingspan of 4 and 3/4 inches, this soaring Egyptian Revival scarab brooch – circa 1920s – glows with translucent turquoise blue and shaded green plique-a-jour enamel feathers. Crafted in 800 silver (possibly German or Austrian origin) – exotically striking and beautiful. Source link
Silver has been known since ancient times, and is frequently associated with the Moon.
Anglo Saxon, 9th century Slightly convex bossed disc brooch of sheet silver with inlaid gold and niello ornament. The zoomorphic decoration is deeply carved and pierced to give an open-work effect. Within the beaded rim, a zone of alternate disc and lozenge patterns contains the main decorative field, which consists of a central hollow-sided cruciform […]