Like many of our creations, the Bumble bee collection is inspired by the beauty of nature. These quintessential designs encapsulate the beauty of the British Bumble bee. Handcrafted by our talented craftsmen. The bumble bee symbolises community, friendship, and joy. A thoughtful gift for any occasion.
Barbara Tipple has some of the most talented silver smith and master goldsmith in the country creating her collections. With over 40 years’ experience these highly skilled craftsmen work closely alongside Barbara to bring her designs to life. Carving, forging, and polishing the metals into sculptural pieces of art to be worn and admired by many.
All the pieces from the bumble bee collection are handmade using the finest quality gold, silver, and platinum. The jewellery bee pendant can be worn on either a gold or silver chain to compliment the gold bumble bee, elegantly poised on the silver lucky pebble.
The bumble bee pendant is an extension of the Lucky pebble collection. The original pebble is one that Barbara found on the beach here in Southsea. It is said that if you have a pebble with a hole in it will bring you a lifetime of luck. We now cast this perfect pebble in silver, gold and platinum to share the luck this charming pendant can bring.
This exquisite bumble bee lucky pebble pendant is hand crafted in sterling silver, with an 18ct yellow gold Bumble bee, artistically poised on the pebble. This beautifully crafted pendant perfectly complements the bumble bee ring set, with a natural yellow uncut diamond and the 18ct yellow gold bumble bee earrings. The Bumble bee rings can be made in various precious metals and set with a vibrant gemstone, personally chosen by you. The ring can be set with an array of colourful stones from white diamonds, blue sapphire, and pink tourmalines. There is not a colour that Barbara Tipple does not have in her gemstone collection.
Hand choosing a gemstone to be set into a handmade, bespoke jewellery design truly makes buying a piece of bespoke luxury jewellery a special and personal experience. Once you have chosen the perfect gemstone our master goldsmith begins creating your one-off piece. The craftsmen in our artisan workshops use 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 and has worked closely alongside Barbara to create her award-winning designs. David has the knowledge and skill to handcraft designs in metals and materials that have pushed the boundaries of jewellery design.
Barbara and David together have created jewellery made from bronze, steel, and Perspex to name a few.