This sweet silver bee necklace from our honeycomb jewelry collection pays homage to the creative and intrepid bee colonies that make our world a beautiful, habitable place.
Our silver bee necklace on honeycomb places the hand carved bees in their home environment, the hive. The hive is a miraculous place. There the bees create the honeycomb from wax, quickly heating each circular cell and causing the molten wax to flow into the hexagonal shape we all know so well. The bees do this with the efficiency we attribute to this genus, creating a structure that is as strong as it is geometrically stunning.
The beehive itself has been used as a religious symbol throughout history, and the hexagon with its six sides can be seen to symbolize harmony, truth, and balance. Our designers chose citrine for this piece of honeycomb jewelry because of its honey-like color and because it is believed to hold the properties of personal power and good fortune. Our bee jewelry is created to commemorate the intrepid and selfless bee as well as empower its owner with a sense of community, diligence, and strength.
The bees’ bodies are carved from fossilized ivory – specifically fossilized walrus ivory that is some 300 to over 5,000 years old. Our fossilized walrus ivory comes from St. Lawrence Island off the Alaskan coast where the native Inuit collect it for sale, trade, and for carving into art pieces of their own. Fossilized walrus ivory is considered one of the highest quality ancient ivories available for its rich coloring and durability. It tells an ancient story of centuries past, and is a mainstay in our bee jewelry collection.