Indulge in our 14k gold handmade Dangle Honey Bee Earrings, a tribute to the ancient Gold Minoan Honey Bee. These earrings are a detailed representation of two bees transporting honey to their hive, echoing the famous Minoan piece discovered in Chrysolakkos, Malia, Crete from the Middle Bronze Age.
The honeybee, known as “melissa” in Greek, holds great significance in Minoan culture. The original pendant, celebrated as a renowned piece of Minoan jewelry, is displayed at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Crete. These earrings pay homage to the intricate craftsmanship of the Minoan civilization, with each pair closely resembling the natural size of real honeybees.
Bees, symbolizing mutual support and fertility, played a vital role in the Minoan. A matriarchal civilization, associated with the Great Mother or Mother Goddess and rituals involving honey.
These Gold Dangle Honey Bee Earrings feature a wire hook with butterflies, ensuring easy usage. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted in our Athens workshop, drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of ancient Greek history.