A delightful miniature pendant based on this iconic Minoan piece.
Malia honeybees pendant (mini)
- Drop: 2cm Width: 2.25cm
The original Malia honeybees pendant was discovered at Chryssolakkos, the burial ground outside the palace of Malia on Crete. It represents two bees, with wings raised, holding a honeycomb of fine granulated gold between their legs, sipping from a drop of honey or nectar.
The pendant is thought to date to ca 1800 BC and is in the Heraklion Museum. This exquisite craftsmanships demonstrates the sophisticated technical knowledge of the Minoans, for whom the bee was a sacred creature and an integral part of daily life.
This collection is inspired by the traditional Greek key or Meandros design, the Minoan civilisation, and the creatures that played a significant part in ancient Greek culture.
It's All Greek has been working with the Ioannidis family business since 2001. They are one of the best manufacturers of gold jewellery in Greece, and the workmanship of their pieces in 14 carat yellow, white, and rose gold is superb.