|Gemstones and Other Materials
|7 x Burma red spinels, estimated total 2.52cts - with certificate
Old cut diamonds, estimated total - 1.08ct
2 x cabochon peridots
|Platinum on gold
Wing span: 3.8cm
Insects were a very popular motif in Victorian jewellery, there was always symbolism and meaning attached and the bee was often associated with industriousness, connection and community. The bee continued to be popular motif in jewellery for years to come, indeed in the Art Nouveau period it can be seen in the work of René Lalique and for decades onwards the bee has always been considered to carry a symbolically positive message of loyalty and hard work.