The bee was a popular motif in the 18th century, brought to the imperial Russian court by Napoleon. Imperial Russia dazzled the world with its extravagance for almost 200 years, and the splendor of their jewelry captured the imagination of international courts around the world. The original hairpin, on which this piece is based, features diamonds, silver, steel, gold, and rubies.
Pewter with gold finish and Swarovski crystals
Measurements: 0.75 inches