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Antique natural pearl and paste bee brooch made by Willis


The detail in this brooch is just so wonderful to admire from afar and gets all the more beautiful the closer you get.

Made in 15 carat rose gold by the early Australian jewellery company, Willis and Sons in the early 1900's, the brooch depicts a bee that is set with not only seed pearls on the wings as well as at each end of the brooch, but also a gorgeous natural pearl as its body. Highlighted with blue paste as well that adds a gorgeous additional colour, the brooch measures 53.2mm across by 15.2mm wide at its widest part in the centre.

Destined to always get the attention that it rightly deserves, this brooch will always look perfect on any outfit.


Stock# ES9052

Maker: Willis & Sons.

Circa: 1910



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Antique natural pearl and paste bee brooch made by Willis


A brief history about Willis and Sons:

Willis and Sons were first established in 1858 by Richard and Thomas Willis, who were jewellery importers and wholesalers. They imported clocks, silver and electro-plated pieces as well making a name for themselves as a leading manufacturer of jewellery. The jewellery they produced often reflected the native Australian flora and fauna with brooches often being in the form of a boomerang often with an Australian animal for example. By the turn of the century the firm had become Australia's leading gold jewellery manufacturer and after 1931 continued just as importers after closing the manufacturing side of the business down. Their jewellery is hallmarked with the gold carat and mark as well as their own registered mark of a unicorn.


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