The Entomology Collection is intended to challenge the notions of what is beautiful and desirable with what is repulsive and feared. Insects are fascinating, they make up 80% of the species on Earth. There is a long history of insects being used in jewellery, their natural iridescent wing cases often being used as jewels. My degree in Classical Studies lead me to discover both Herodotus and Aristophanes referring to the old men of Athens wearing golden crickets in their hair. Insects also epitomize the mantra of ‘live fast, die young and leave a beautiful corpse’ as their exoskeletons remain and their soft ﬂesh decays within. I have taken creatures that are often hated and feared but once they are transformed into silver and gilded with gold plating and precious stones they become something beautiful.
This creepily life-like, Sterling Silver spider with a 24ct gold plated abdomen has been a favourite with fashion bloggers and not just for halloween! Clutching a beautiful black diamond and with faceted white diamonds representing its’ many eyes, this bold piece is a must-have for jewellery lovers and entomologists alike.
23mm x 24mm x 6mm with an 18 inch chain.
Sterling Silver with gold plated parts, two diamonds, one black diamond.