My favorite time in Jewelry history was the Egyptian Revival. I love all of their symbolism. This jewelry collection embraces the symbolism of the Jewel Beetle. Although the Jewel Beetle has history in Egypt, China, Thailand and India. ❤️.
The jewel beetle is a sacred insect of ancient Egypt. The jewel beetle has a brightly colored appearance, and comes in shades of green, gold and reddish-purple. The symbolism of the Jewel Beetle is thought to be associated with Osiris, lord of the underworld. According to Egyptian myth, Osiris was tricked by his brother Seth, and became trapped in a tamarisk tree. Isis split the tree open, releasing Osiris. The jewel beetle is considered a symbol of rebirth because it emerges from split logs.
In 19th-century India exquisite masterpieces of embroidered textiles were produced using beetlewing pieces. These cloth items have survived the passage of time without losing their splendor.
These pieces of Jewelry are made from the actual wings of Jewel Beetles. *No beetles were harmed in the production of these pieces*. The beetles have a short life span of 3 to 4 weeks in their adult stage. To avoid killing the beetles, only those that die of natural causes are collected. All of the pieces used along side the wings are all vintage parts. ❤️
*custom pieces made from Beetle wings also available, send me an email or text to discuss*