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Jumbo Bumble Bee Brooch by Turi

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50-1-10112

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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

Buzz On! This bold gold big boy measures just over 1 inch long and boasts a 1 3/16 inch wingspan. Magnificently designed and crafted in artfully textured 18K yellow gold by Turi. Who is Turi? We found this online:

TURI was founded in 1947 by Charles Turi, a Hungarian immigrant who returned to the United States after serving in the American Army for four years. He set the company on its course by parlaying his extensive contacts in Europe into a new design approach to offer the American fine jewelry consumer. His sense of classical style and commitment to 18kt and platinum jewelry quickly established the TURI line as an important supplier to the finest retail establishments throughout the country. To this day, the TURI line is looked to as a standard of fine taste and superior quality.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 1/6 inch
Width:
1 13/16 Inch
Height:
1/2 Inch
Gram Weight:
18.9 Grams

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