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Wonder of nature
Symbols of tireless industry, bees are sociable, intelligent, organized and hard working, seen as example of model behaviour since antiquity and today more important than ever.
Buzzing back to life is this sweet natural garnet pearl and diamond bee brooch from Victorian era.
The wearable treasure from the Victorian era was inspired by the meaningful been, charming in size, rendered with silver, gold and garnet eyes with a pearl and diamonds studded body.
Pure Victoriana, this remarkable and whimsical brooch holds history par excellence.
It eyes are dotted with two round cut cabochon garnets totalling approx .10 Ct, top of the body set with a shimmering half pearl while bottom and wings are studded with fifteen (15) rose cut diamonds totalling approx .55 Ct by spread.
Beautifully crafted in silver and 18 Kt yellow gold during Victorian era.
Very good overall condition commensurate to use and age.
18 Kt yellow and silver, tested
1 half saltwater pearl of approx 3.5 mm in diameter; 2 round cabochon cut garnets totalling approx .10 Ct ; 15 antique rose cut diamonds totalling approx .55 Ct by spread;
bee is 17.2 mm long and 15.4 mm at widest part; bar brooch is 40 mm long
very good overall condition