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Victorian Diamond Bee Brooch with Sapphires, circa 1870


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    Victorian Diamond Bee Brooch with Sapphires, circa 1870

    This Brooch features a diamond set bee with two sapphires forming its body. There is a diamond set leaf on each end of the bar. Two red cabochon stones, possibly rubies but too small to test, are set as eyes. The top of the brooch is silver, as was the custom at this time, and the reverse is gold. The legs and antennae are also gold. The diamonds are a mix of old cut and rose diamonds. There is a safety catch on the pin which is pushed vertical when the brooch is in place to lock the pin.The Bee is a symbol of hard work, loyalty, and an industrious attitude, hence the saying ‘busy as a bee’! The Victorians loved jewellery based on Naturalistic themes and moral messages and so this sweet bee brooch may have been given as a reward or recognition of hard work or problems over come. Or simply a gift to someone who loved Bees!

    Bonus offer: Vintage Box Included

    ERA: Victorian

    APPROX. MEASUREMENTS: 1.75 inches (40mm) x 0.75 inches (20mm)

    (Includes internal rims, stones, fabric etc)

    MATERIALS: silver, gold, diamond, sapphire


    MARKS: no

    CONDITION: excellent

    NB: Vintage Boxes, chains and Props etc are not included unless described as such in the items description.

    we do not photoshop our photographs and use natural light as much as possible. Please be aware that the colour of the stones or gold/silver may appear different in actual life rather than in the photograph. Please ask if you need further details. Please look carefully at the photos as they form part of the description.

    SHIPPING: All orders are shipped using Royal Mail Special delivery, Royal Mail International tracked and /or signed for, 1st Class Recorded Delivery or Fed Ex next working day delivery to International destinations. Items are securely padded in transit, with full tracking and insurance for your peace of mind. NB. Fed Ex do not deliver to PO Boxes so if you live outside the UK, and we cannot use the Postal service to deliver your purchase, we will need your physical address and a telephone number.

    – NEXT-DAY delivery to the UK after processing order
    – Rest of the World 5-10 days delivery after processing order (Royal Mail). Next Day with Fed Ex.

    RETURNS: You can return your item for a full refund for any reason by firstly getting in touch to let us know you wish to return the item. This must be within 14 days of RECEIVING it and then you must return it within 28 days of RECEIVING it. This excludes Bespoke or Personal Items. Your Statutory Rights are not affected.

    INCLUDED WITH YOUR ORDER: This item will arrive in a beautiful Presentation Box.

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