Posted 5 years ago
Bees, bees, bees (and more bees). I found one pair of bees on Sunday and another today. What are the chances? In researching these, I have read some listings as stating that these pins have marcasites I thought that it was the design of metal base made to look like marcasites, upon closer inspection, there does seem to be something that looks like a marcasite, but my spidey senses tell me probably not real marcasite. Of course if I could figure out the maker, I could figure out the materials.
One site said that these pins were made by Gerry's for Hallmark, but there is no "Gerry's" mark. The center of the small be on both sets appears to have a bee-shaped mark.
The large bee measures 2 1/16" and the small one measures 1 1/16".
The eyes are pink rhinestone the green part of the body next to the head are "marcasites" painted green, other than the eyes, there are no other rhinestones on these brooches, all of the sparkles are "marcasite." Now watch, they actually are. Thanks for looking.