The Beehive

Home to a menagerie of bees in all sizes, styles and metals! Alex created his signature and globally bee-loved Bumblebee Necklace over a decade ago, who’s since been joined by a whole hive of jewellery! A world of curious bees awaits, from honeybees to stripy fuzzy favourites and our extra special 18ct Gold Beekeeper Collection. Discover Alex’s most famous collection and delight in our hive of bee-autiful treasures!

Lock and Key Necklace gold plated silver with black seed pearls displayed on vintage books with peach coloured flower

The Original Bee

Known around the world for our Bumblebee necklace, Alex’s signature design was first brought to life in 2008. Modelled on a real bumblebee rescued in the garden by his three young daughters, full of personality and intricate details, it’s easy to understand how this firm favourite continues to capture people's hearts. Here in his own words, Alex tells the story behind the original Alex Monroe bee!

 paper shot of little feather hook earrings by Alex Monroe Jewellery
Posy Bloom Loop Necklace
£210
 paper shot of Corgi Necklace by Alex Monroe Jewellery
Large Honey Bee Studs
£144
 paper shot of Posy Bloom Bee Ring mixed metal ring by Alex Monroe Jewellery
Posy Bloom Bee Ring
£210
 paper shot of inbetweeny bee necklace in 18ct gold Alex Monroe fine Jewellery
18ct Inbetweeny Bee Necklace
£995
 paper shot of earth day earrings with green tsavorite by Alex Monroe Jewellery
Earth Day Bee Earrings
£255
 floral letter a necklace in solid silver gold plated by Alex Monroe Jewellery
Bumblebee Necklace
£174

I had several attempts at making the bee. I wanted it to represent female strength, and a vulnerability. And of course, the bittersweet nature of love.

bespoke set up with green gemstones and ring

Making the Bumblebee

Handmade in England

It wasn’t the easiest piece to make, and I had a few attempts which ended up in my box of failed experiments. One Saturday morning, my girls ran into my workshop clutching a matchbox containing a very velvety bumblebee who had clearly exhausted herself, trapped in the house. This gorgeous little bee became my muse - and the model for the bumblebee I then carved out of sterling silver.

bespoke set up with green gemstones and ring

A Garden Gathering

Step into summer as we celebrate the season with a capsule collection where pretty florals are greeted by their fuzzy, buzzy friends - in A Garden Gathering!

bee illustration
 product shot of Strawberry Patch Teardrop Earrings with Buzzing Bees by Alex Monroe
Strawberry Patch Teardrop Earrings with Buzzing Bees
£330
paper shot of Daisy Necklace with Teeny Weeny Bee, Gold-Plated with Silver Details by Alex Monroe Jewellery
Daisy Necklace with Teeny Weeny Bee
£165
product shot of Garden Gathering Charm Bracelet in gold plate by Alex Monroe jewellery
Garden Gathering Charm Bracelet
£240
product shot of Daisy Stud Earrings with Teeny Tiny Bee Drops by Alex Monroe
Daisy Stud Earrings with Teeny Tiny Bee Drops
£210
The Beehive Bumblebee and Flying Bee 22ct gold plated sterling silver Necklaces

The Beehive

From elegant stripy Honeybees to curious Flying Bees clutching a gemstones and the extra special 18ct Gold Beekeeper Collection.

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