Elytra beetle wings dangle drop earrings
Beads Of Aquarius
From NATURA new Collection. a celebration of mother earth . limited edition
These Elytra beetle wings dangle drop large statement handmade earrings , a stylish pair , ideal complement to an up do hairstyle .
. Measurements : Length : 3.34" 8.5 cm / widest part : 2.95" / 7.5 cm -
. Lightweight .
. backed with black leather.
- Premium jewelry gift box ? Yes
Beetle wings was used as adornment in Victorian Era , an heritage from Indian culture . Beetle wings have been used by ancient cultures such as the Egypte, Japan , China and Thailand .
-INFORMATION - Jewel beetles are not bred in captivity , they start out as a wood boring beetle in the forests of Thailand where they can spend as much as 2-3 years in rotting foliage and trees etc , when they emerge from here they have transformed in the a flying beetle.
These then mate and lay eggs in trees etc to continue the cycle, once they have laid there eggs they die, these are then collected from the forest floor by local people as a food source , they eat the beetles, the wings are simply a bi product of a natural occurring food source.
French Riviera handmade jewelry . by Beads of Aquarius.