10 November 2016

10 sacred beetles

The beetle is a revered design for jewelers. Some treat it as a lucky charm carved from solid stone in an Egyptian style. Others adopt a more naturalistic approach playing with light on its iridescent wings. Daniela Villegas and Lito go as far as using genuine specimens set in gold, like precious stones.

  • Begüm Khan - Cuff made of gold and zircon

  • Ginette NY - Earrings made of pink gold

  • Jacquie Aiche at Hod - Ring made of gold, turquoise and diamonds

  • Lito - Earrings made of gold and beetle shells

  • Lorenz Bäumer - Brooch made of gold, diamonds, amethysts, onyx, fire opal and sapphires

  • Lynn Ban - Ring made of silver and diamonds

  • Lalique - Gold ring, with an opal surrounded by wings made of diamonds and sapphires

  • Sylvie Corbelin - Ring made of gold, silver, abalones, garnet, diamonds, citrines, sapphires and moonstone

  • Van Cleef and Arpels - Chrysoprase, turquoises, diamonds and coral

  • Daniela Villegas - Pendant made of gold, sapphires and beetle shell

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