Navajo jewelers have created beautiful insect pins since they began working in silver and stones. This vivid, sleek example features a sophisticated color scheme: shiny black onyx, along with finely worked silver wings and a natural red coral, in a rectangular shape, cut from a branch. Notice the lapis “bug-eyes” at the top; a realistic feature that fits right in with the design, and gives this beetle a charmingly goofy look. Each of the silver legs ends in a colorful stone, randomly arranged.
An updated expression of an historic tradition, meticulously hand wrought, in a wearable, contemporary design.