Italian Status Bee Lire Coin Earrings
Sold Out $ 109.00
*Please note the piece is an advanced order. Payment will be collected at the time of purchase and the piece will ship the week of November 8. Orders will be accepted until 8:00 PM eastern time on September 20 or while supplies last.
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 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 its 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, a symbol of the agriculture that is so important to the Italian economy.
Choice of: Yellow, White, 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
Returnable within 30 days of purchase. Have questions? Read our return guidelines.