QUEEN BEE Antique Button Necklace - Bronze
Our antique honey bee button necklace is one of our favorites. Bees have been in relation with human culture for more than 8,500 years and have strong links to mythology in many cultures. Believed by ancient Aegean and Near Eastern cultures to be the animal capable of traveling back and forth between the living and the land of the dead, the honey be holds an important place in many regions. Napoleon chose the honey bee as an Imperial emblem, tracing it's history back to the tomb of the 5th century Merovingian king, Childeric, who was buried in a cloak covered in 300 gold and garnet bees. The humble honey bee was also adored by the Victorians - who decorated buttons and silk fabrics with bee designs like this one throughout the 19th into the 20th century. Cast in bronze from the original button, our honey bee necklace makes a lasting keepsake full of history and sentiment.
- gold-fill chain
- pendant is approximately 3/4" wide
- stamped Compass Rose original