Queen Bee Earrings gold plated
The queen bee necklace is based on an ancient Greek coin from Ephesus, Ionia from 300BC. The honey bee was a powerful symbol in ancient Greece, and a very important to Ephesus. She was associated with Artemis, the Greek goddess of hunting, wild nature and protector of women.
The bee is also a symbol of rebirth, good luck and prosperity since ancient times. In Celtic myths, bees were regarded as beings of great wisdom and also as spirit messengers between worlds. Their honey was treated as a magical substance and used in many rituals. When made into mead it was considered to have prophetic powers and was called 'the nectar of the gods'. The bee is said to represent healing through the properties of honey.
Gold plated sterling silver 10 mm coins on stud earrings.
How to care for your Jewellery
Your Andrea Mears jewellery is made from a variety of metal alloys and plated finishes, as well as genuine Swarovski crystals and semi precious stones.
Owing to the nature of the materials and how its made, your antique finished pieces will all look slightly different and unique.
Remove your jewellery before engaging in activities where it could get accidentally damaged such as exercising or swimming.
Do not get your jewellery wet or expose it to household chemicals, makeup, creams, hairspray or perfume as they will damage the plating and cause tarnishing and discolouration. Put your jewellery on last after applying these.
Wipe your jewellery with a soft clean cloth after wearing and always store in its original box to protect from damage and discolouration caused by the environment or sweat.
Handle with care. Due to the delicate nature of some of the materials, stones and crystals used, jewellery can be easily damaged by dropping on a hard surface.
What you need to know about shipping
Please note my studio is closed until June 23rd. Orders will ship from June 24th.
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Postage is free in Ireland. All post is sent by registered post which is the fastest and safesy way to get your new treasures.
Once your order is dispatched you will receive a unique tracking code.
Please allow 2 working days once your receive your order dispatch email.
€13 charge. I use registered post to the UK as this is the safest and fastest way to get your new treasures to you!
Please note that shipping to the UK takes approximately 7 -10 working days.
Orders are shipped via An Post’s Registered Post and when your order is dispatched you will receive a unique tracking code.
There may be additonal delays owing to customs checks, and you may be liable for their charges upon delivery.
€12 charge. I use registered post to European countries as this is the safest and fastest way to get your new treasures to you!
Please that shipping to some EU countries is unfortunatly taking longer than normal at the moment. This is outside of my control but you can track your order on https://www.anpost.com/Post-Parcels/Track/Search
Orders are shipped via An Post’s Registered Post and when your order is shipped, you will receive a unique tracking code. Note that tracking is not always available within all countries, and accurate updates are dependant on your local postal service scanning the packet.
€13 charge. Orders are shipped via An Post’s Registered Post and when your order is dispatched, you will receive a unique tracking code. Note that tracking is not available within all countries.
Please that shipping to the USA is unfortunatly taking a lot longer than normal at the moment. You can track your order on https://www.anpost.com/Post-Parcels/Track/Search while it is in Ireland and once it arrives in the USA you can use the same code to track it on https://www.usps.com
Accurate updates are dependant on your local postal service scanning the packet. Thank you for your patience.