A stunning bee brooch that was made in the late Jewellery made in the the Victorian era (1839-1901). period, circa 1880-1900. It is a beautiful model and has been set with graded An 18th, 19th and early 20th century diamond shape, typically cushion or asymmetrical, marked by a small table, a high crown and a large culet. Culets are the small flat facets at the bottom of a stone which appear to the untrained eye as a hole in the middle of the stone. Before the advent of modern machinery which allows for the precise faceting we see tod... More diamonds and small rose diamonds. In the centre of the body is a Blue is the best-known colour for this gemstone but it can be found in all colours of the spectrum. After diamond, sapphire is the hardest gemstone.
and there is a One of the most valuable gemstones on earth. From the corundum family, the red variety being ruby and the blue, sapphire. With the exception of the diamond, corundum is the hardest of the gemstones on the Mohs scale scoring a 9. set in to each eye. The back brooch fitting unscrews so it can also be worn as a pendant. Bees toil day and night so this brooch signifies ‘efficiency’ and ‘organisation’. It is a beautiful piece of jewellery.
A special piece of jewellery for a very special person!
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Victorian Diamond, Ruby & Sapphire Bee Brooch
|Date & Origin||Edwardian (1901-1914), English|
Sapphire 20 points
Rubies 2 points each
Diamonds approx total weight 2.50 carats
|Hallmarks||Unmarked, tested to gold & silver|
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