Marquise Jewel Beetle Wing Vanity Studs-Hannah Blount Jewelry
Marquise Jewel Beetle Wing Vanity Studs-Hannah Blount Jewelry
One of a Kind

Marquise Jewel Beetle Wing Vanity Studs

A duo of marquise-cut jewel beetle wings are vibrant enough to take flight with their intense hues that glow under 18k gold prongs. These handmade, one-of-a-kind studs are a small but bold statement that evoke Mother Nature's singular artistry. 

Jewel beetle wing Vanity studs. Available in bright sterling silver with 18k gold. Approximately 5x7mm.

$560.00

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About the gemstone

The jewel beetle, or Sternocera aequisignata, is a species of beetle belonging to the Buprestidae family. Historically, these vibrant wings were sewn into Victorian-era gowns, like sequins. They were farmed in Thailand- the shells collected after they died of natural causes. HBJ loves jewel beetle wings for their iridescence and vibrancy. 
Origins: Farmed in Thailand
Care: Jewel beetle wings are very delicate. Jewel beetle wing jewelry is typically backed with epoxy to help stabilize it, but they need to be handled with great care: no abrasive surfaces, knocking about, etc. It is an organic material, so avoid chemicals at all costs.

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The Story of Vanity

Celebrating the often discouraged act of adorning oneself, the Vanity collection combines glamour with grit, and naturalistic curiosities with industrial elements. Growing up in a world that said a desire to be beautiful was vain, Hannah learned through time and her artwork that connecting to beauty is an ultimate form of empowerment. The one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces of the Vanity collection incorporate Hannah’s love of atypical gemstones and prong settings. The gemstones found in Vanity are hand-selected for their obvious beauty, but more often for what makes them more obscure: vibrancy in unexpected hues, garish silhouettes, and striking inclusions that deem them traditionally flawed. But it is through their perfect imperfections that Hannah is given a canvas to celebrate her love of making, design, beauty, and unbridled creativity. Contrasting delicacy with severity and subtlety with singularity, the Vanity collection is a love story to femininity and ardent self-love. Shop the full Vanity Collection

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