Basking Bee Coin Earrings

$188

Description

As a lover of bees the Bee Coin Earrings were made as a wearable reminder than no challenge is insurmountable. Bumblebees represent hard work and community.

Featuring two basking bumblebees in positive relief the earrings catch the light beautifully as they are worn. Attaching to the ear with a simple hook fastening the bees appear to dance with each movement.

All of our jewellery is lovingly designed and handmade in Rachel's Birmingham studio with help from casters and stone setters in the historic Birmingham Jewellery Quarter.

Size & Materials

  • Available in: Sterling silver, solid 9ct gold and solid 18ct gold. 
  • Measures 11mm across 
  • Attaches to the ear with a curved earring hook
  • Length from top of hook to bottom of coin: 25mm

How is it made?

The Bee Coin earrings were designed to compliment the ever popular Bee coin Necklace first designed back in 2017.

I CAD modelled the first bee coin (this takes lots of hours and plenty of head scratching). Once happy with the design the coin was 3D printed in a plastic resin material which was moulded by casters in the Jewellery Quarter. 

The mould allows for identical pieces to be cast through the lost was casting process. 

Once cast in precious metal the bumblebee coins are de-sprued, cleaned up, polished and put together in my Jewellery Quarter workshop.

Solid gold pieces are hallmarked at the Birmingham Assay office.

Production time

I handmake all of my designs from my workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.  

Handmade jewellery takes time, and I don't always have all pieces in stock, so your piece may be specially made just for you, making can take up to three weeks.  

Solid gold pieces are special order and therefore take up to 4-6 weeks to make.  

If you need your piece by a particular date, please get in touch - I might be able to make it sooner. 

Thank you for your patience!  

Shipping

  • A signature will be required upon delivery. 
  • I can ship to any permanent address (including your workplace) 
  • All parcels are fully insured. 

Please note: delivery times are in addition to the time it takes to make your piece. 

Domestic (UK): 

  • Free shipping is offered on all orders over £100. 
  • I ship via Royal Mail, using their Special Delivery by 1pm service, this requires a signature upon delivery. 
  • A tracking number will be emailed to you once the parcel has been dispatched. 

International: 

  • I shop through Royal Mail's International Tracked/Signed for service to many countries around the world. 
  • Delivery can take up to two weeks (but usually it's quicker!) 
  • A tracking number will be emailed to you once the parcel has been dispatched. 
  • International customers are responsible for any customs charges that may apply. 

 

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We hand make all our jewellery in our small Birmingham studio. We don't always have stock of all designs so please get in touch if you need a piece for a particular date.

Your jewellery will be presented in a beautiful warm cream box with delicate tissue wrapping. Your order will be parcelled in a white outer box with no branding so not to give away any surprises!

Once your purchase has been dispatched we'll send you a tracking number so you can keep an eye on its journey to you.

All of our jewellery is made by Rachel in her workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter in the United Kingdom.

I take a lot of my inspiration from the British summer time so it's important that my jewellery be made here.

I'm so lucky to be surrounded by so many talented casting companies, stone setters, hand engravers and gold platers in Birmingham and I think it's vital that we support them and keep their disciplines alive and available for generations of designers to come. 

When you buy a piece of Rachel Whitehead Jewellery you're helping keep the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter the vibrant and vital centre of manufacture that it has been and should remain for years to come.

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