Our handcrafted Sterling two gemstone Honeybee is crafted with a high-dome Citrine Cabochon as its abdomen and a luminous Cabochon of choice representing the head. Delicately detailed the wing, chased with a subtle pattern.
Talisman of Nature is enhanced by a luminous elongated Citrine, like a drop of solid honey, and is our unique homage to this important insect.
This piece has a very current feel, yet it could be a treasure from a reminiscent past. A talisman to wear and enhance your personal bond with this endangered insect so important to the agricultural pollination of so many crops.
The feminine form of our Honeybee series is inspired by the insects long associations throughout different histories with women. Honey Bees are a matriarchal society, their very essence related to the feminine. Bees, in the insect world, are classified as members of the hymenopteran order, meaning “veil-winged” Bees and honey are mentioned in the oldest literatures of the world, from the cuneiform writings of the Sumerians and Babylonians, to the sacred writings of the Vedas of India. In Egypt, we find the earliest known use of the Bee as a symbol, as it was the heiroglyph to denote Lower Egypt. In Greece, Bee was the title given to Aphrodite's high priestess, called Melissae, at the honeycomb-shrine of Mount Eryx, where the Goddess's fetish was a golden honeycomb.
This Necklace will be made for you & will ship within 1 to 2 weeks of purchase, please let us know if you have a specific date in mind for your Honeybee.
Amulet is approximately 1 inch long, and will vary slightly as the gemstones we use are all natural and variations occur; wingspan is 7/8 ".
The finest gems are selected to maintain a consistent level of quality and consistency from piece to piece.
All jewelry is designed and handcrafted in a mother daughter studio in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York.
***A portion of the sale of each of Honeybee pieces is donated to the creation of The NY Bee Sanctuary. The New York Bee Sanctuary will be dedicated to observation and understanding of pollinator behavior and the life-cycle of honey bees. Learn more about them here: http://www.newyorkbeesanctuary.org
All pieces will arrive snugly packaged in a pouch and decoratively boxed, with our informational cards created years ago to spread the word about the plight of the Honeybee.
Each piece is signed and dated and hand stamped Sterling.