This beautiful antique 'fine' jewellery piece has been created by blending together 2 different link 9ct gold antique watch chains. One being a pretty fancy roller ball link with faceted rings and the other a pretty fancy Etruscan link antique watch chain. Both having a gentle rose gold patina.
There is a central chain drop with T bar, with the 'trophy piece' bee-ing a stunningly beautiful Victorian 15ct gold Bee (formerly a brooch), set with a lively opal stone and rubies; crafted with skilful detailing. The underside of the bee is hollow.
This piece also has the added advantage of being able to be worn a 2 different lengths (see measurements).
An eclectic collectors item (such pieces are becoming more and more difficult to source). Absolutely stunning when worn. Wear alone or layered with any of my other jewellery delights - wear 'smuggley'.
Overall Length when worn including Drop: 22.5 inches
Neck Chain Length: 17.5 inches (can also be worn at 16.25 inches
T Bar Chain Drop: 6.5cm
T Bar Width: 3.5cm
Bee: 2.5cm x 2cm
This is a quirky one-of-a-kind heirloom piece, bringing the wearer an item of jewellery as exclusive and individual as them. The perfect keepsake or gift to celebrate life's milestone occasions or just life!
Antique Victorian Gold, Opal and Ruby Bee, Watch Chain Necklace
Be Gentle with Me...............
Please treat your vintage jewellery with the care and respect deserving of its age. Rub gently with a soft silver polishing cloth periodically to keep its vibrancy. Please do not bathe in your vintage jewellery. Avoid dropping on hard surfaces. Enjoy!