Brooch made from real insect exoskeleton and mixed metals. Eye-catching, elegant, and a conversation starter, all at once. The stunning natural iridescence of the beetle is accented with brass and rhinestones, creating a piece that will be memorable for everyone you encounter.
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 exoskeletons used to create these unique brooches are ethically sourced and do not endanger wild beetle populations.
You can read a bit more about beetles used for embellishment here:https://www.briarandbone.com/blogs/acuriousblog/insects-art-and-victorian-high-fashion/