This fancy, fat caterpillar is a gem. The brooch is a design of Robert Wander (American 1943 – 2019), who was famed for his work with colored gemstones. The caterpillar is carved from a solid piece of citrine, highlighted with 18k gold, and his antennae bezel set with .01 carats of diamonds. His many legs are set on a brooch base with pin closure, stamped WINC 18K.
Perched on your lapel or shoulder, perhaps with a flower brooch or other gemstone species, this endearing, life-size caterpillar combines a sense of humor with links to the past. Since ancient times, gemstone carvings have been the playthings of Emperors, Pharaohs, and Tsars. Join the bidding on June 21st and add him to your own royal collection.
By: Cynthia Beech Lawrence