Antique Georgian Turquoise Pearl Bee Brooch Circa 1830
This fabulous antique Georgian pave set Turquoise and Pearl brooch is Circa 1830.
The wonderful brooch depicts a lovely scene of a Bee resting on a Turquoise encrusted Pear and leaves.
Turquoise stones are considered a symbol of friendship and were once said to bring good fortune to the wearer. The stone has also long being associated with the Forget me not.
"Forget-me-not, O Lord!" is what a poor German knight shouted as he fell into a river. He and his lady were picking flowers by the side of the river at the time when the poor knight suddenly fell in and sank to the bottom. Upon his cries to the Lord, he threw the blue posy of flowers to his loved one. Hence, the concept of remembrance, eternal love and faithfulness grow from this.
The lovely bee is also adorned with Turquoise stones as well as Pearls and sparkling red Ruby eyes.
Pearls have a wonderful lustre with a rich creamy tone, they are lovely lustrous and natural.
The Ruby is considered to be the most powerful gem of the universe, given as a gift, the ruby is a symbol of friendship, love and loyalty.
The brooch is all set in Silver Gilt and displays beautiful Georgian workmanship throughout.
Purchased in London and steeped in English history. The brooch is a great talking piece and looks stunning when worn.
Weighs 21.1 grams.
Measures 47mm across x 35mm down.
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