Honeycomb Collection Details

Magpie's Loot Proudly Supporting The Bumblebee Conservation Trust banner
Magpie's Loot Proudly Supporting The Bumblebee Conservation Trust banner

Help us save the Bees

We donate £1 for every jewellery piece sold from our Honeycomb Collection to The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, an organisation which does vital work to halt and reverse dramatic declines in the UK’s bumblebee population. The bumblebees play an essential role in the pollination of crops for food as well as wildflowers, but unfortunately more and more species are threatened with national extinction in the UK.


Piece of honeycomb dripping with honey

Rare-cut Hexagonal Gemstones

“There is one masterpiece, the hexagonal cell, that touches perfection.

No living creature, not even man, has achieved, in the centre of his sphere, what the bee has achieved in her own: and were someone from another world to descend and ask of the earth the most perfect creation of the logic of life, we should needs have to offer the humble comb of honey.”

- Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life Of The Bee, 1924

The most characteristic feature of the Honeycomb Collection is the unique shape of the gems that embellish our jewellery designs. Our signature hexagonal cut is very rare among classic gemstone cuts. For this reason all the stones have to be custom cut, giving each and every piece in the collection a distinctive look.


Sketch showing design process of the bee from Honeycomb Collection

Honeycomb Jewellery Design Process

The concept for our very first collection was conceived in the summer 2014, shortly after Francesca, the founder of Magpie’s Loot, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl called Maya (Maya the Bee, you guessed it right;)

With the initial idea in mind she approached her partner Martin, an illustrator and printmaker, who then designed the core elements of the collection – the signature hexagonal cell, tiny bee charm and the beautiful bumblebee. Using these three key elements Francesca was able to create an astounding ensemble of seventy original pieces of jewellery, which today form the Honeycomb Collection.