Alex Monroe’s iconic Bumblebee necklace. The original design beloved by the Alex Monroe team, fans and celebrities alike. Hand textured with exquisite detailing in rose gold vermeil, this bumblebee has been a favourite for over a decade.
All Alex Monroe Jewellery is inspired by nature and handmade in their London Workshop!
Alex’s story behind the symbolic bee:
The bee represents a whole array of thoughts and emotions for me; Feminine strength, beauty, vulnerability, the Renaissance idea of the inevitable pain of love, community. There is a nostalgic Britishness to the bee, Beatrix Potter and the cottage country garden. And then of course there is the environmental role of bees, pollinating the world’s food while under constant threat from pollution. There is so much symbolism in my bee… I can see most of what I was after, and I hope people who buy or wear one might see just a little bit of my inspiration in their bee, and of course, they will have their own ideas about what their bee means to them too!
Alex and his design team create all original designs by hand in sterling silver. An unusual approach to jewellery making which allows them to achieve their signature detail. When Alex Monroe jewellery goes into production, it is hand-finished by the team of skilled craftspeople in their London workshops, and Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. They’re extremely proud that each and every Alex Monroe treasure is and will forever be handmade in England.
Jewellery Type: Necklaces
Jewellery Brand: Alex Monroe
Jewellery Collection: The Beehive
Metal: Rose Gold Plate
Stone set: No
Location: Shaftesbury, Salisbury