LOLA BROOKS 22K & ANCIENT GREEK BEE COIN
Lola Brooks 22k gold & ancient Greek coin necklace on 20 1/2 ″ chain. The silver Ephesus coin (380-330 B.C.) features a bee with spread wings on the front and a kneeling stag on the back. The bee represents the priests and priestesses of the great temple of Artemis at Ephesus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It is set in Lola’s signature bezel & measures approximately 7/8″ in diameter. This piece is one-of-a-kind.
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Lola Brooks is an artist, metalsmith, clotheshorse and sometimes writer who studied Fashion at Pratt Institute and received her BFA in Metals at SUNY New Paltz. Her work is influenced by the Victorian obsession with death and sentimentality, the Arts and Crafts Movement and the American Studio Jewelry movement that followed WWII, when artists resurrected an appreciation of the handmade by rejecting the principles of mass production.Read Bio