Sterling silver, Swarovski crystal and enamel bee necklace
This enamelled bee pendant is handmade in sterling silver embellished with yellow enamel and sparkling Swarovski crystals. The pendant is sold complete with a fluid 18in chain. A beautiful addition to any jewellery lover's collection.
Dimensions: Wings measure 19mm
This piece was created to celebrate House Style, a 2017 exhibition exploring five centuries of fashion and adornment at Chatsworth and inspired by Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire's own insect jewellery collection, given to her by the 11th Duke of Devonshire. Duchess Deborah's collection included moths, caterpillars, spiders, wasps, dragonflies, beetles, bees, butterflies and even a grasshopper. She would wear the brooches pinned to her shoulder, along necklines or across the front of a velvet waistcoat.
Every piece in this collection is a miniature work of art and is hand-crafted by expert Derbyshire jewellers, C W Sellors.