A number of jewellery designers have been putting the symbol of the bee at the forefront of their designs. Why? To signify their importance. Without bees, our ecosystem would hugely suffer. But why should we be educating ourselves on bees, and why should we be wearing jewellery to support the cause?
Bees are perfect pollinators, and they aren't just here for honey. This process is incredibly important, because pollination helps plants to reproduce. We’ve been growing our concrete jungles for a while now, and it’s about time that we placed our focus on the natural world. When was the last time that you saw a flower that was not packaged for purchase in a supermarket?
The Sterling Silver Bee Necklace by Oria Jewellery is part of the much-loved Woodland Collection. Handmade with love in Surrey, lead designer Synnove Saelthun takes her inspiration from natural and organic forms. Placing importance on natural spaces and their wildlife is a hugely important aspect of Synnove’s raw and poignant designs.
Oria Jewellery | Sterling Silver Bee Necklace | £64.00
Bees also feed the economy (quite literally). A huge percentage of all the food that we consume is produced from bee pollinated plant life. The honey production industry alone draws in money in the hundreds of millions. Bees feed us, and they feed into societal financial wellbeing too.
Lily blanche feeds her love of bees into her expertly handcrafted jewellery. The Bee Bangle in Rose Gold is the perfect accompaniment to any outfit. It is a luxury piece, that is lightweight and comfortable to wear on an everyday basis. This piece is inspired by the bees Lily keeps in her garden, and and is an important reminder to conserve and protect.
Lily Blanche | Bee Bangle Rose Gold | £120.00
Bees also hugely benefit biodiversity, and they are one of the main insects that enrich landscapes. Bees are notoriously hard workers, similar to the dedicated jewellery artisans on JewelStreet.
Deborah of Deborah Blyth Jewellery is devoted to her craft, and similarly passionate about creating jewellery that aligns with her own interests. Deborah’s love of bees led her to design these dainty Gold Bee Stud Earrings. They are so playful and joyful. You can’t help but smile when you see them. These earrings appear to hover on the ear, and are the perfect way to show your love and appreciation for bees.
Deborah Blyth Jewellery | Gold Bee Stud Earrings | £60.00
You can support the cause, and wear bee jewellery from today onwards. Let people admire and compliment you on your stunning handmade jewellery, which will spark conversations about why bees are so important and why everybody should appreciate their worth.
You can look good AND feel good when wearing these designs Not only will you be switching up your style and introducing a new luxury piece of jewellery in to your jewellery box, you will also be showing your support for a cause that needs immediate action. After all, we don't want that episode of black mirror to become a reality...
Latelita London | Yellow Gold Plated Honey Bee Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings | £149.00