Romance and whimsy is abuzz in this delightful late 19th century bee pendant brooch. The bee is a virtuous symbol of hard work, carrying the sentiment, “busy as a bee”. This brooch could also be a representation of the givers feelings. A sweet and clever way to say, “Will you bee mine?”.
Naturalistically designed and brilliantly modeled in 14k rose gold, this charming demantoid eyed bee is adorned with a pair of shimmering old mine and single-cut diamond wings with a natural purplish pink sapphire thorax and a large natural blue sapphire abdomen. A regal and rare treasure.
Sapphires: blue sapphire estimated 2.58 carats( 9 x 6.5 x 5.52 mm). Pink sapphire estimated .60 carat (4.3 x 4.55 x 4.25 mm). Inclusions typical of Ceylon origin.
Diamonds: estimated .80 total carats, old mine and single cuts, bright and eye clean
Metal: 14k rose gold
Weight: 8.7 grams
Measurements: 44 x 23 mm