Women's Silver Little Stag Beetle Ring - yasmin everley jewellery

Description

Lucanus cervus. This tiny stag beetle is a miniature replica of the original stag beetle ring. The natural realism continues with the twig detailing around the band, a feature found in all of the rings from the Beetle Collection. A wearable piece that should not be overlooked. 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. Yasmin's degree in Classical Studies lead her to discover both Herodotus and Aristophanes referring to the old men of Athens wearing golden crickets in their hair. Insects also epitomise the mantra of 'live fast, die young and leave a beautiful corpse' as their exoskeletons remain and their soft flesh decays within. Yasmin has 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. Solid Sterling Silver can become tarnished over time, if this happens the best method is to clean your ring is to lightly apply a polishing cloth to bring up the highlights. The ring is made from oxidised silver and so any using silver dip may remove this effect. The design is as life-like as possible so care must be taken to not damage the legs and princers; your jewellery should be the last thing you put on when getting dressed and we recommend turning the ring to the palm and creating a fist to avoid catching whilst putting on coats and jumpers. Women's Silver Little Stag Beetle Ring Yasmin Everley Jewellery

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