Bees

  1. Zealandia Designs Amethyst Jewelry Collection

    The Zealandia Designs' amethyst jewelry collection continues to grow, with the addition of four amethyst bee pieces in 2019. Two different pairs of amethyst bee earrings are also available as matching pendants, making a striking jewelry set that can be worn in combination. The pairing of amethyst with bees is especially poignant, as detailed in this earlier post, "What's a...
  2. What's a Bee's Favorite Color?

    Do bees have a favorite color? Yes, as a matter of fact, they do! Bees are inordinately attracted to blue, purple, and violet flowers. Bees have excellent color vision and are able to see ultraviolet light. Over the years, our beloved bee earrings have been paired with a variety of gemstones including garnet, blue topaz, honey colored citrine, peridot, and...
  3. Zealandia Designs Citrine Jewelry Collection

    Citrine Jewelry Folks born in November get a truly lustrous birth stone: Citrine! Citrine comes in a range of orangey-yellow hues and is often a rich golden yellow. It’s the color of honey, pumpkin pie, fall leaves, and sunsets. Zealandia Designs has many jewelry pieces that feature citrine stones, including many bee jewelry designs. The honey-colored citrine is a powerful...
  4. Flight Jewelry: Bird Jewelry Designs

    Flight Jewelry: Bird Jewelry Designs Flying is a captivating concept for us land locked animals. That’s why flying dreams are so magical! Flying dreams are usually happy ones – feeling light, relaxed, escaping the mundane routine of everyday life. Some folks enjoy wearing flight inspired or bird jewelry as a reminder of freedom, renewal, and personal growth. Bird jewelry has...
  5. Learning About Solitary Bees

    We love bees! For several years we have designed bee jewelry inspired by the plight of the honey bee. The honey bee population is declining at a nerve-wracking rate, due in part to colony collapse likely brought on by neonicotinoid insecticides. Beyond being a valued part of the ecosystem, honey bees are vital to the pollination process that gives us...
  6. Bee Jewelry and Environmental Awareness

    Written by: Anna Zealandia’s bee jewelry collection is more than an offering of unforgettable pendants, earrings, and bracelets created around the beautiful bee. Our bee jewelry was inspired by founder Jenny Byrne’s concern for the global decline in honeybee populations. She felt compelled to celebrate bees through handcrafted jewelry while highlighting this precious insect and all that it does for...
  7. Behind the Designs: Zealandia Bees Jewelry

      Written by: Anna We’ve been designing new and captivating pieces for our bees jewelry line for well over a decade. Somehow the intrepid bee never tires of showing up as a muse! We can count on her to appear time and time again in customer favorites and throughout our Bees Collection. Sometimes our bee is surrounded by jewels, or...

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