Manchester Bee heart pendant
Pendant in 925 silver
A beautiful pendant featuring the famous Manchester bee motif, set within a heart. We have lovingly handcrafted our stylised bee in highly polished silver with a heart on its thorax. The perfect gift for Mancunians or bee lovers alike.
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.
3g without chain