This pendant/brooch was listed in Sotheby’s 09 October 2012 Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale. It is totally nuts. Like Lisa Frank grew up and developed more expensive tastes.
It also packs a serious jewel-punch: the center kunzite is 46.10; the body is set with 8.40 carats of pear-shaped and circular-cut tsavorite garnets, sapphires, and pink sapphires; as well as 1.20 carats of diamonds. The brooch dangles a gorgeous conch pearl, and the peacock’s eye is a spinel. The gems are set in blackened gold, which makes for a really lovely contrast to all of the bright colors. I think the darkness of the gold is what saves this piece from being hideous. It’s still entirely wacko, but beautifully so.
All images and info are thanks to Sotheby’s.