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Twin jewellers make trendy Manchester bee pendants

The Manchester bee pendant comes with a 20 inch chain. Photo:

A pair of identical twins from Manchester are using their jewellery expertise to raise money for the victims of the suicide bomb at Manchester Arena last month.


Emma Taafe and Jennifer Taafe-Guite, 35, have been making the fashionable jewellery, worn by Happy Monday's singer Rowetta and Housewives of Cheshire star Leanne Brown, for around five years, but wanted to try and help raise money for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund for the city they love.


Mum-of-two Emma said:

We obviously knew that everyone was getting the worker bee tattoo, and we just thought that some people may want to have a less-permanent tribute.

We've obviously grown up and worked in Manchester all of our lives so when this tragedy happened we just wanted to be able to offer something.

We couldn't ignore the plight of the brave victims who were caught up in the horrible atrocity. We wanted to stand together and show our solidarity for this great city.

We realise that there are people who want to display this stance with something less permanent than a tattoo. So we have created this beautiful worker bee pendant necklace so you can do just that!

We will be donating all profits made from these pieces of jewellery to the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack.

– Emma Taafe

The ladies' jewellery line is very popular with people on the Manchester nightlife scene,and all of the proceeds will be going to the Red Cross Emergency Fund.