Sterling Silver, all Citrine Honey Bee Pendant has wings taking flight, detailed by chasing and two Citrine cabochons rounding out it's form. This Talisman of Nature is enhanced by a luminous elongated Citrine, like a drop of solid honey, with another oval Citrine cabochon set in the head of this important insect. This piece has a current feel, yet it could be a treasure from a reminiscent past. Wear this talisman and create your personal bond with this endangered insect so important to the agricultural pollination of so many crops.
Size: Amulet is approximately 1 inch long, and will vary slightly as the gemstones are all natural and variations occur. The Bee's wingspan is 7/8 ". The finest gems are used to maintain a high level of quality and consistency from piece to piece
***A portion of the sale of each Honey bee 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 ***
The feminine form of T and Brie's Honey bee series is inspired by the insects' long associations 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 literature 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 hieroglyph 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.
The Foxtail Chain choice will be embellished with several Citrine beads attaching the clasp.
"We sketch from observation and and work to distill the essence of our impressions. I construct each piece utilizing metalsmithing techniques enjoying the resist of the medium. We love the tactile experience of creating a piece of jewelry from a mere thought or fleeting encounter with an ephemeral being! I have always been drawn to creatures with wings. My young daughter is enjoying learning the mystery of it all; working together just makes perfect sense to us."
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 Honey bee. Each piece is signed and dated and hand stamped Sterling..
All pieces are crafted in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York. This Necklace will be made for you and will will ship within 1 to 2 weeks of purchase, please let us know if you have a specific date in mind.