Buzzing from flower to flower, the hard-working bee is a true gem in our gardens and fields, where its quest for nectar makes it a pollinating wonder. This little agricultural helper gets the royal treatment on the coin’s reverse, where an array of gemstones add a colourful sparkle to an exquisite bee poised atop an engraved floral setting.
Item Number: 162253
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Artist: Jori van der Linde
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- THE GEM OF YOUR COLLECTION: An EXQUISITE pairing of a gemstone-adorned bee on a 99.99% pure silver coin.
- HOW SWEET IT IS: The rhodium- and gold-plated bee gets its colourful sparkle from an array of precious and semi-precious gemstones (black sapphire, citrine and white topaz) that have been applied by hand.
- BEE-AUTIFUL: Like a timeless piece of jewellery, the bee is meticulously positioned over an elaborately engraved floral pattern, whose etched curls are beautifully enhanced by the pristine proof finish.
- A BREATHTAKING PAIR: A beautiful complement to the first coin in the Bejeweled Bug series, featuring a colourful butterfly. Collect them both to ensure a complete set!
- THE OBJECT OF ADMIRATION: The unparalleled beauty and elegance of this coin will make this a sure stand-out in any collection, and a soon-to-be-treasured keepsake admired by all!
The reverse design by Canadian artist Jori van der Linde presents a beautifully stylized portrait of a bee against a decorative floral backdrop. Inspired by tulip blooms and curly pea vines, a contemporary floral pattern provides a whimsical garden setting that includes flowers, leaves and curly flourishes. All are meticulously engraved and crisply defined in a stunning proof finish, which enhances the sparkle of the rhodium-plated bee on the coin’s surface. The jewellery-like piece is adorned with a captivating array of semi-precious and precious gemstones, including: round black sapphire on its head, thorax and abdomen; citrine stones arranged over gold plating to re-create the bee’s characteristic yellow markings; and an array of white topaz that fills the delicate wings and gives them a colourless twinkle, to mimic the luminous effect of sunlight.