Wyvern Stickpin by Riker Bros.
| A fierce wyvern with a fiery ruby eye clutches
a faceted red gemstone. This elegant, late Victorian
stickpin was created by Riker Brothers in 14kt gold circa 1890.
Wyverns, along with griffins, dragons and other fantastic creatures, were a favorite among jewelry maker's and lovers in the years around 1900. Wyverns were believed to have the wings and talons of a raptor and the menacing tail of a serpent. The tip of the tail was said to be venomous. Needless to say wyverns did not make good house pets!
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