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This detailed buzzing bees necklace from our award winning sterling silver bee jewelry collection combines earthy fossilized walrus ivory with deep red garnet accents.
The Zealandia silver bee jewelry collection began when we first heard reports that our beloved honey bees were disappearing. Jenny Byrne, Zealandia's lead designer, recognized the importance of what was happening and found inspiration in honoring these precious insects.
The bee is essential to biodiversity and to life on this planet as we know it. Ancient Egyptians saw the bee as a symbol of the soul, and over the millennia bees have come to be irrevocably connected to symbols of fertility, diligence, and community. This bee pendant necklace features three buzzing bees in variegated shades of fossilized walrus ivory, mixed metal details, and rich red garnet accents, creating a bee pendant necklace you'll treasure for a lifetime.
We build Zealandia jewelry dimensionally with details that accentuate each part of the subject or scene. This bee necklace in silver takes full advantage of the lovely effect 14k gold fill has against sterling silver's gleam, giving us bees rendered realistic detail. The sterling silver setting is also patterned, providing contrast between the plant's stems and the smooth flowers. Red garnet, the stone of love and passion, is the perfect fiery color to bring this bee pendant necklace to life.
Our bees' bodies are hand carved from fossilized walrus tusk, a prized material that is 500 to 3,000 years old. The walrus tusk has lain in the earth for centuries, accreting its honey to deep caramel or cocoa coloring. After erosion and the tides uncover it, indigenous peoples gather the fossilized walrus tusk for carving, sale, or trade. It is valued the world over as a particularly rich and earthy accent to fine jewelry such as this walrus ivory pendant.
It is our hope that our Buzzing Bees necklace raises awareness and spurs activism to help preserve and replenish our declining bee population.