This bee solitaire necklace is carved by hand from ancient fossilized materials and set with a mixed metal treatment that encapsulates this intrepid creature's minuscule beauty.
In addition to the important part bees play in biodiversity and ecological balance, the bee is a long-revered creature throughout mythology as a symbol of the soul. The bee is a disciplined, diligent worker - sometimes seen alone and at times with other members of the hive. A single peaceable bee is depicted here in our bee solitaire necklace that features this ingenious insect buzzing around a sparkling peridot.
Peridot is a semi-precious stone that is irrevocably tied to nature by virtue of its fresh green color. It is also the stone of harmony and compassion, a true stress reliever. Its verdant hue makes it the perfect foil for fossilized walrus ivory's deep, earthy coloring.
The ancient ivory in this walrus ivory pendant has spent many centuries buried in the earth where it gradually gathered its caramel to cocoa tones. Erosion and the tides brought this ancient ivory back to the light, and indigenous peoples gather it for sale and trade. It is highly prized as a unique material with an age-old history, and is used the world over in fine jewelry pieces such as this silver bee necklace and other art works.