Jewel of the day: Bibi van der Velden Scarab Necklace

Scarab (beetle) themed jewellery has been popular going back to the ancient Egyptians. The Victorians made the actual beetle carapace a trend in jewellery, but I tend to prefer my things insect free. Well, at least identifiable insect parts. But I do love the shimmery turquoisey-blue-green of the scarab beetle…

In this pretty piece, Bibi van der Velden uses the scarabĀ itself, but for the “body” of the insect, she employs sterling silver, brown diamonds weighing .295 carats, rose gold and tsavorites. The pendant hangs from a sterling silver chain. It is available from Net-A-Porter for USD $2,625.

Bibi Van Der Velden Scarab Pendant


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