Italian Status Bee Lire Coin Earrings
*Please note this piece was an advanced order. The piece will ship the week of November 5.
The Bee Lire is a very special lire coin and one of the most sought after that has been created and I was thrilled that we could get it for you! This coin was introduced in 1953, a few years after the end of the World War 2 to instill hope in the Italian population and was only produced for a few periods after. I love the beautiful setting that we had created especially for you as I wanted it to be worthy of this coin. These are genuine Lire and were legal tender in Italy before they went to the Euro. It is literally carrying a piece of Italy with you and I often wonder what stories it would have if it could talk. The symbolism of the bee and the olive branch, the reason for it's introduction, the scarcity and the beauty are only a few of the many reasons it is a treasure.
The bee is a symbol for diligence, hard work, and productivity.
The olive branch, symbol of the agriculture that is so important to the Italian economy.
Choice of: Yellow, Rose
18K Gold over Sterling Silver
Shephards Hook for Pierced Ears
Measures 1-1/4" L (including finding) X 1" W
Weighs 10 grams for the pair
Made in Italy
If this item is ordered on or after November 20, 2018, it is returnable until January 15th, 2019. Have questions? Read our return guidelines.