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Exquisite Honeycomb Jewelry Pays Homage to the Natural Beauty of Bees

North Carolina-based studio Winged Lion pays homage to the ancient art of beekeeping through their honeycomb-inspired jewelry. Crafted by designer Sergey Zhiboedov, exquisite rings and necklaces feature sterling silver hexagonal patterns that are filled with natural citrine, a glassy yellow quartz that mimics the appearance of honey. While all of the designs include this decorative element, some pieces take the bee-theme a step further and include a life-sized version of the creature. This realistic, 14 karat yellow-gold form has an antique finishing that enhances its many intricate details.

Bees are a cherished symbol of visual culture. Throughout the centuries, they’ve represented feelings of love, family, diligence, and community. “Fascinated by the rich golden color of honey and the small hardworking insects,” Winged Lion writes, “we designed a pendant that captures their natural beauty.”

Winged Lion sells all of their jewelry in their Etsy shop.

Winged Lion: Website | Facebook | Etsy
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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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