Incredible, iridescent earrings made with real jewel beetle wings, sterling silver, and black pearl beads. Eye-catching, elegant, and a conversation starter, all at once. Be the most interesting creature in the room.
Jewel beetle elytra (the hard cover that protects the actual wings) have been used as embellishment in India since the early sixteenth century, and westerners became obsessed with the style during the Victorian era. In our modern day, jewel beetle elytra are still occasionally seen as embellishment in cinematic movies and on runway haute couture.
The elytra used on these earrings are ethically sourced as a by-product of the food industry, and do not endanger wild beetle populations.
Sterling silver French style hook.
You can read a bit more about beetles used for embellishment here:https://www.briarandbone.com/blogs/acuriousblog/insects-art-and-victorian-high-fashion/