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SOLD - 2.10 ct Amethyst and 2.16 ct Diamond, 15 ct Yellow Gold Bee Brooch - Antique Victorian

A stunning, fine and impressive antique 2.10 carat amethyst and 2.16 carat diamond, 0.05 carat ruby and 15 carat yellow gold, silver set brooch in the form of a bee; part of our antique jewellery/estate jewelry collections

SKU: A4052
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SOLD - 2.10 ct Amethyst and 2.16 ct Diamond, 15 ct Yellow Gold Bee Brooch - Antique Victorian
SOLD - 2.10 ct Amethyst and 2.16 ct Diamond, 15 ct Yellow Gold Bee Brooch - Antique Victorian


This fine and impressive bee brooch has been crafted in 15 ct yellow gold with silver set diamonds.

This stunning Victorian brooch is modelled in the form of a bee.

The bee's head is ornamented with a four claw set old Dutch cut diamond flanked on either side by a collet set cabochon cut ruby representing each eye.

The antennae are also accented with Dutch cut diamonds.

The thorax is ornamented with an impressive feature ten claw set 2.10ct amethyst.

Eighteen individually four claw set old Dutch cut diamonds, set in rows alternately between three bands of black enamel embellish the striped abdomen.

The four naturalistic, pierced decorated, silver set wings display a total of thirty-six old Dutch cut diamonds.

This stunning antique bee brooch secures to the reverse via an integrated hinged pin and C-clasp fitting.

The brooch is supplied with two independent diamond grading report cards.

This 1890's brooch has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 15ct gold and silver.


This stunning antique insect brooch is fine quality set with natural gemstones and very high colour graded old cut diamonds.

The brooch is a very good gauge of gold and in excellent condition, showing slight wear, in keeping with age, to the central enamel stripe.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of antique Victorian jewellery/jewelry.

Amethyst Quality

Colour Natural

Cut Round

Content 2.10 carats

Dimensions 8.60mm x 5.22mm

Ruby Quality

Colour Natural

Cut Cabochon

Content 0.05 carat

Diamond Quality

Colour (average grades) I

Clarity (average grades) P1

Cut Old Dutch

Content (total) 2.16 carats


Length of setting (from tip of front legs to tip of abdomen) 3.5cm/1.37"

Width of setting (wing span) 3.7cm/1.45"

Height of setting 1.24cm/0.48"

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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