Petite Sterling and Gemstone Fly Necklace, Diptera
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The first insect Teresa created, while still living in New York City, was the Fly. The common ubiquitous household insect created in antiqued Sterling Silver, from her drawings, enhanced with luminous cabochons set in a bezels.
Here shown set with gorgeous blue Indicolite, a form of the gem Tourmaline, a birthstone for those born in October.
The gems, sourced specially for these unique renditions of the fly, nicely represents the metallic sheen that initially interested Teresa, a sheen inherent to these creatures that are beneficial scavengers, pollinators and destroyers of noxious weeds. Flies are in the Insect order, Diptera, meaning two wings.
Petite Fly Is approximately 1/2" in length
gemstone is approximately 6mm long
Crafted on sleek rectangular cable chain, 17" chain with an 1" extender
petite Lobster Clasp.
Gemstone Cabochons available to be set in the Fly bodies:
The ancient Egyptians revered these creatures and created adornments laden with the familiar triangular shape, to honor valor, swiftness and decisiveness in both Queens and soldiers. The Inuit of the arctic regions of the world carried amulets of flies perceiving them to be invulnerable and capricious as they were so hard to catch.