Hamilton & Young
Inspired by the title of the ninth book in the Outlander Series, the Highland Bee Silver Silver Drop Earrings feature a traditional honey bee with Highland Knotwork in its wings.
‘Telling the bees’ is an old European custom (which made its way to the United States), in which bees would be told of important events in their keeper's lives, such as births, marriages, or deaths.
There were many different ways that bees would be told of news. For example, following a death in the household the women of the house would cover the hives with black, whilst softly humming mournful tunes or sayings. If a family failed to tell the bees of a death, serious calamity for the household would follow!
Bees were also to be told of happy events, and a 1950s article in the Dundee Courier in Scotland described the practice of inviting bees to the wedding. At these, the hive might be decorated, and a slice of wedding cake left by the hive.
These delightful earrings are crafted entirely of 925 Sterling Silver and are presented in an attractive black gift box. It will make an ideal gift, and a lasting memento, for all Outlander fans.
Size (approx) - 22.0mm x 10.0mm.