Like many of our creations, the Bumblebee collection is inspired by the beauty of nature. These quintessential designs encapsulate the beauty of the British Bumblebee. Handmade by our talented craftsmen, the bumble bee symbolises community, friendship, and joy, making it a thoughtful gift for any occasion.
Barbara Tipple has some of the most talented silver and goldsmith's in the country creating her collections. With over 40 years of experience these highly skilled craftsmen work closely alongside Barbara to bring her designs into reality. They carve, forge, and polish the metals into pieces of art to be worn and admired by many.
All the pieces from the Bumblebee Collection are handmade using the finest quality gold, silver, and platinum. The bee pendant can be worn on either a gold or silver chain to complement the gold Bumblebee, elegantly poised on the silver lucky pebble.
The Bumblebee pendant is an extension of the Lucky Pebble collection. The original pebble was found by Barbara on a beach in Southsea, Hampshire. It's said that if you find a pebble with a hole in it, it will bring you a lifetime of luck. We cast this pebble in silver, gold and platinum to share the luck this charming pendant can bring.
The exquisite pendant is handcrafted in sterling silver, with an 18ct yellow gold Bumblebee poised on the pebble. This complements the Bumblebee Ring set with a natural yellow uncut diamond and the 18ct yellow gold Bumblebee Earrings.
The Bumblebee rings can be made in various precious metals and set with a vibrant gemstone chosen by you. The ring can be set with arrays of colourful stones from white diamonds, blue sapphires, and pink tourmalines. There's not a colour that Barbara Tipple does not have in her gemstone collection!
Choosing a gemstone by hand to be set into a bespoke design truly makes buying a piece of luxury jewellery a special and personal experience. Once you've chosen the perfect gemstone for you, our master goldsmith will begin to create your unique piece. The craftsmen in our artisan workshops use a mix of cutting-edge and traditional techniques to bring Barbara’s designs to life.
Barbara’s master goldsmith in chief, David Ward, is one of the most talented craftsmen in the country. He's worked closely alongside Barbara to create her award winning designs. David has the skill and knowledge to handcraft designs in metals and materials that continue to push the boundaries of jewellery design.