Native cultures revere all Nature’s creatures, and Navajo artists have been fashioning insect jewelry for well over a century, seeing the innate beauty in the colors and forms of spiders, beetles, and other bugs.
Herbert has updated this tradition with his own style, inlaying a variety of stones into silver.
This sleek, handsome beetle has a black onyx body, a head of branch coral, eyes of deepest blue lapis, and a variety of tiny stones at the ends of his legs.
Shapely, antiqued silver wings, and their delicate stamped designs, add the only ornamentation and complement the shape of the silver and stone legs.
The tiny cabochons at the end of each leg include mother of pearl, lapis, red coral, and Sleeping Beauty turquoise.
These stones coordinate with the major part of the pin, and the turquoise and red coral really pop.
Tradition has merged with creativity in this striking pin; wear it with almost any color from pastels to darks, and enjoy the admiring comments.