Melissae di Erice Small Diamond Yellow Gold Pendant
£935
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Melissae di Erice 9ct yellow gold necklace pendant with a delicate bee and central diamond. Bees and honeycomb are inextricably linked with Sicily. The great Sicilian craftsman, Daedalus, created the first honeycomb and presented it at Erice, Sicily to Aphrodite. From the Journey to Sicily.

The pendant, including loop, measures approximately 25x17mm.

The pendant is shown here on a Finetrace chain.

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Melissae di Erice

The goddess of love, Astarte, is revered at Erice. It was there that Daedalus was tasked to make a golden honeycomb for her. Honeycomb - and therefore, bees - are inextricably linked with Sicily, so I named this collection 'Melissea', meaning 'bee', Di Erice. In the hexagons of the honeycomb on the rings and pendants, a small bee and diamond are hidden.

Diamond

Diamond- from the Greek 'adamas' means the unconquerable and so it is, being the hardest of all gemstones. From yellowish to green, red, pink and blue, diamonds are found in all colours in South Africa, Australia, as well as Namibia, Russia and China.

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