“Bug ” pins are a time-honored tradition among Navajo jewelers.
All of nature is honored, and many insects are beautifully colored.
This large beauty is certainly in that category, with the fascinatingly figured jasper body, denim lapis head, red coral eyes, and a different little stone at the end of each leg!
Moreover, he sports beautifully shaped and stamped wings, so this is no ordinary arachnid.
He (oops, or she!) will make a handsome and unusual statement pinned to your jacket, bag, belt, hat, or wherever.
In fact, you could just run a chain through it, and let it become a statement pendant – it can dangle at an angle, happily.
The silver work, and the stones, are equally well executed; Herbert is famous for his bug pins,
An updated expression of an historic tradition, meticulously hand wrought, in a wearable, contemporary design.