This 24k gold plated sterling silver pendant features a replica of the Ancient Greek Minoan Bee design. There are 3 charms that hang from the bottom of the pendant, swinging freely. The generous-sized ring attached to the top (loop approx. 4mm) allows this beautiful charm to be strung on almost any chain or cord of your choice.
Sterling Silver (925 Stamp), 24k Gold Plating
Made in Greece
Approx. 27mm (1.06 in) x 23mm (.91 in)
Approx. 29mm (1.14 in) length with ring
(Photos are not actual size)
Gold plated sterling silver popcorn chains are available separately for all pendants. Follow the links below:
14", 16" & 18" Chain
20", 24" & 30" Chain
The Minoan Bee is considered a symbol of wisdom and nobility. Inspired by an original gold pendant found in Malia, Crete, which is believed to have been presented as a bridal gift to a Minoan princess. It is an image of two bees facing each other, storing drops of honey in a honey comb. A stunningly symmetrical design!
The bee alone was one of the most popular symbols in Ancient Greece appearing on many decorative items including jewelry and coins. Its popularity is attributed to its productivity and precious products: honey and wax. In mythology it is found as a nymph and servant of Zeus or as a priestess of Goddess Demeter.
In modern times, bee designs or ornaments are given as a timeless symbol of creativity and harmonic synergy.