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Antique Victorian Insect Bee Brooch set with Opal, Sapphire & Seed Pearls, 9ct Gold


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This antique insect brooch dates back to Victorian period- circa 1890, the exquisite little insect depicts a bee/bug. The bee is made up of a solid opal body, blue sapphire as the head and two shell based seed pearls set in each wing, the insect is set upon a double knife edge bar with ball detailing.

This piece shows signs of wear but is in overall good condition.

  • Rubbed marking for 9ct yellow gold.
  • Australian opal.
  • Dark blue green Sapphire.
  • 2 small half pearls.
  • 5.5cm across.
  • 2.2cm deep.
  • Antique Brooch.
  • Please be careful with any cosmetic chemical around opals as they can damage the surface and cause colour change.
  • Dropping a gemstone ring can cause the stone to become loose or to chip.