Bug Me Anytime: Insect Jewelry

Nine pieces that will fly right out of your showcases

It’s amazing what a beautiful piece of jewelry will do to you. Take me, for instance: I have this bee ring that I absolutely love to wear—a costume piece, but it brings me joy nonetheless. I admire the little creature on my finger, sparkling with black stones, its wings stretched across my hand. But boy do I run the other way if a real bee tries to join my picnic. In my defense, my ring would never sting me, but still. It’s something that I’ve always felt a little weird and hypocritical about. So while I try to cope with that (and put on a brave face for the sake of the bees), I’d be happy to have everyone—bug-averse and otherwise—join me in celebrating just how splendid this insect-inspired jewelry is. Sure, it’s mostly composed of butterflies (and who would run away from a butterfly IRL?), but what each lacks in ferociousness, it more than makes up for in whimsy. Enjoy (and stock!).

Sutra emerald and sapphire butterfly earrings | JCK On Your Market

Butterfly earrings in 18k white gold with 9.8 cts. t.w. sapphires, 3.6 cts. t.w. emeralds, and 2.5 cts. t.w. diamonds, $22,000; Sutra


Supreme Jewelry dragonfly earrings | JCK On Your Market

Earrings with jackets in 18k rose gold with 0.48 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Supreme Jewelry


Effy Jewelry butterfly ring | JCK On Your Market

Butterfly ring, price on request; Effy Jewelry


Blackbird and the Snow Luna moth necklace | JCK On Your Market

Luna moth necklace in 14k yellow gold with rose-cut and cabochon moonstones and diamonds, $2,145; Blackbird and the Snow


Giovanni Raspini butterflies swing bracelet | JCK On Your Market

Butterflies swing bracelet in sterling silver, $120; Giovanni Raspini


Jye Luxury dragonfly brooch | JCK On Your Market

Dragonfly pin in 18k white gold with 19.73 cts. t.w. multicolor rose-cut sapphires, 1.52 cts. t.w. diamonds, and 0.19 ct. t.w. rubies, $9,200; Jye Luxury Collection


Lydia Courteille scorpion ring | JCK On Your Market

Scorpion ring in 18k gold with fire opal, green garnet, sapphire, and black diamonds, price on request; Lydia Courteille


Tara Pearls bee pin | JCK On Your Market

Bee pin with pearl, rubies, and diamonds, price on request; Tara Pearls


Pasquale Bruni Secret Garden butterfly earrings | JCK On Your Market

Secret Garden earrings in 18k rose gold with amethyst, violet agate, and diamonds, $18,180; Pasquale Bruni

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