Insects might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of expensive couture jewelry, but there’s a new trend emerging among the fashion icons (dictators…) of the world. High fashion designers such as Gucci are putting the spotlight on insect inspired jewelry, modeling their pieces on insects such as bees, spiders, beetles, ants, wasps, dragonflies, and even scorpions. Fans at first were somewhat taken aback by this new style, but soon warmed up to it after they noticed the many diamonds and gold used to make many pieces. I guess you can make anyone like something as long as it’s sparkly, and worth a small fortune.
Gucci’s new insect inspired jewelry focuses entirely on bees, with the creative director Alessandro Michele even giving it the honor of being an essential element in their new line. Other fashion designers that have jumped on this bandwagon are Stephen Webster and Jennifer Herwiitt, who made arachnids the focus of her latest jewelry line.
What kind of insect-inspired jewelry would you want to flaunt on the red carpet?