Manchester Bee charm
Solid charm in stamped 925 silver
Our tribute to the iconic Manchester Bee motif, beloved by Mancunians, immortalised as a 925 silver charm. We have carefully hand cast our stylised bee in highly polished silver with a heart on its thorax. This charm can be worn on a chain as a necklace, on a bracelet or to customise your own pieces. Over time the charm will develop its own unique patina as it accompanies you through the adventures of your life.
Manchester was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution – a period of rapid advances in technology, in which manufacturing moved away from handmade – to mass production with machinery and factories. As Manchester was famed for cotton production, it came to be known as ‘Cottonopolis’ – with its bustling factories referred to as ‘beehives’ . This is how the bee became associated with Manchester. The notion of the Manchester worker bee as a symbol for the city became increasingly popular throughout the Industrial Revolution. In 1842, the bee was officially incorporated into the Manchester coat of arms. Now you can see the bee all over the city – if you’re up here keep your eyes open!
For Mancunians, the worker bee represents hard graft and unity.
Charm only, cord not included
925 sterling silver
Bee wingspan 18mm
Height on loop 14mm
Inside diameter 4mm
Total height 30mm