15 full cut rubies and one brilliant cut diamond adorn the thorax of this fine detailed 18 K bee pin with 2 full cut rubies in bezel settings for the eyes. The item is signed with the Herbert Rosenthal hallmark under the left wing and the 18 K gold metal mark under the right wing.
The total estimated gem weight is 1 Ct and the total weight of the pin is 4 grams. The bee is 3/4 inch long and 3/4 inch wide from wing tip to wing tip. The item was made in the 1970's and is in good condition for its age. The bezel set ruby on the right side of the head of the bee has 3 pin prick chips that are visible without magnification.
The intricate details on the bees legs and wings, the facial expression and the high quality of stones and gold are all part of the Herbert Rosenthal bee pin legacy. At one time he was the exclusive designer for bee pins at Tiffany & Co. Signed Rosenthal jeweled bee pins are collectors items that retain their value.
This little piece of exquisitely made fine jewelry will get big applause when ever worn!