Ruby and gold bee brooch circa 1980. Designed with spread-out gold wings, the body pavé-set with round rubies, mounted in 14-karat yellow gold. Very pristine condition consistent with age and wear. What is it we like about it? It is a pretty ruby honeybee brooch. The spread-out wings set it apart. Usually the wings are resting against the abdomen. Bee brooches are popular because honeybees are representatives of good qualities. There is a great deal of folklore associated with them. Back in 1869 Isaac Watts wrote these popular lines: “How doth the little busy bee improve each shining hour, and gather honey all the day.” Ruby is a type of corundum, the birthstone for the month of July, the gemstone for 15th and 40th anniversaries, and according to folklore, possessing a ruby helps with the accumulation of wealth. Celebrate Yourself and Your discriminating taste by acquiring this pretty honeybee brooch as Your very own Luxury treat to Yourself, today. Savor that sweet spot, make Yourself Happy! And if that won’t be the case, imagine how Happy You will make that special woman in Your life by gifting this beautiful ruby bee brooch as a token of Your loving care and affection. Imagine the surprise itself, the pleasure and pride that owning and wearing it will bring. For over thirty-five years, Jacob’s Diamond & Estate Jewelry has been in the business of making people Happy by selling a carefully curated collection of antique and estate jewelry, wearable art. We believe that purchasing estate jewelry is a luxury indulgence capable of giving inimitable pleasure with the added potential of becoming tomorrow’s heirlooms. That is what it is all about, from our good taste to Yours. Cheers!
MEASUREMENTS: approximately 7/8” by 11/16” overall.