Our Moon Bee pearl and fossilized ivory pendant necklace is inspired by an Asian design aesthetic and the natural materials that signify each hand carved piece of Zealandia jewelry.
Add a 1.5mm sterling silver snake chain with secure lobster clasp.
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Each design from our award winning silver bee jewelry collection is unique with its own tale to tell. Our jewelry is created to tell stories and to evoke emotion, and our designers choose subjects, scenes, and materials for the combined effect of leaving the wearer or viewer with an indelible impression. Zealandia designs are jewels to be remembered and treasured as family heirlooms.
Our bee jewelry collection was created to honor the honeybee and the vital work he does in pollinating our earth, and so supporting every member of the food chain. Honeybee levels are on the decline, and it is our hope that this bee pendant necklace brings beauty as well as awareness of the important part we must all play in species conservation.
Jenny Byrne, Zealandia's lead jewelry designer, took an Asian inspired motif as the basis for this moon bee pendant necklace. The milky moon is carved from mother of pearl and set against a sterling silver background patterned in a hatched design reminiscent of bamboo. Our jewelry is often built in layers to give the piece dimension and added impact—a diorama style effect that tells the story of a living scene.
The honeybee is carved from fossilized walrus ivory, which is between 500 and 3,000 years old. Centuries in the earth color the walrus ivory the rich earthy tones that signify its fossilized state, and Native peoples gather it after erosion exposes it once more. Fossilized walrus ivory is an important part of indigenous culture and economy.