Our Bee Habitat pendant necklace is an alluring blend of original creative design, honey colored 14k gold fill accents, and fossilized ivory—all finished with a semi-precious faceted garnet top stone.
Zealandia's award winning silver bee jewelry is beloved worldwide for the special attention and care we take with one of Nature's smallest and most precious creatures. Honeybee populations are on the decline, and we need these friendly insects now more than ever. The honeybee is the world's essential pollinator. His work supports the proliferation of plant life and so supports every member of the food chain.
Jenny Byrne, our lead designer, conceived of a bee jewelry line shortly after hearing of the honeybee's plight. It is her hope that our bee inspired jewels will bring beauty, inspiration, and awareness into others' lives. The more we can raise awareness about declining honeybee levels, the better involved we can all become in stopping this alarming trend. Our jewel bee pendant necklace is designed to honor the mighty bee, which ancient Egyptians held as a symbol of the soul.
The Bee Habitat necklace finds our honeybee in his natural environment, represented here in gleaming sterling silver and honey colored 14k gold fill accents. The bee is placed at the heart of this pendant and a sparkling garnet—known as the heart stone—is set above him in a rich mixed metal treatment.
The honeybee himself is carved from fossilized walrus tusk, a prized natural material that is between 500 and 3,000 years old. The walrus tusk ivory has spent centuries buried in the earth where minerals stain it the warm caramels to soft browns that signify this ancient material. Native peoples gather this fossilized walrus ivory for use in their carvings and for sale or trade. It is a vital part of their cultural traditions as well as their indigenous economy. Fossilized walrus ivory is prized the world over for the touch of history and earthy color it brings to a carved ivory pendant such as this one.