RHODIUM PLATED SILVER CUBIC ZIRCONIA SET BEE PENDANT
A beautiful and elegant high-quality Sterling Silver Bee pendant. Rhodium plated to prevent tarnish, the wings and a stripe across the abdomen are picked out in teensy round Cubic Zirconia stones.
The pendant measures 19x24mm, including bale.
Your bee will arrive in a fully recycled Christine Alexander gift box.
Bees have played an important part in symbolism since ancient times. Ancient folklore believes that the bumblebee (particularly the honey bee), symbolises community, love, brightness, royalty, and the wealth of knowledge and good luck.
A precious white metal from the Platinum family, Rhodium costs eight times more than pure gold (23 times more than 9ct Gold) and four times more than its relative Platinum! A very hard and scratch-resistant metal, it is sometimes used to plate silver, where it also prevents it from tarnishing. As it is whiter in appearance than White Gold and Platinum, it is often used as a coating and is sometimes referred to as Rhodium flashing. It is often electroplated on the shoulders or prongs of Yellow Gold rings, in order to create an illusion setting for Diamonds.