Put Out Your Feelers For Bug-Inspired Jewelry

Why is it that bugs are so blech when you encounter them in person, but so compelling as brass, bejeweled, blingy baubles? Dragonflies, butterflies, and ladybugs might have adorned our barrettes when we were younger, but the grown-up versions of insect-inspired jewels bring more sinister crawlers into the mix, with beautifully shining beetles, scarabs, winged water bugs, and ants. Click through for the bug jewelry that we find so cool in all of its creepiness!
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Alexis Bittar Onyx Bee Necklace, $225, available at Alexis Bittar.
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Betsey Johnson Crystal Spider Earrings, $35, available at Lord and Taylor.
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Alkemie Dragonfly Cuff, $190, available at eConscious Market.
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Cynthia Rowley Double Scarab Ring, $95, available at Cynthia Rowley.
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Ben-Amun Thick Bug and Crystal Necklace, $220, available at Max & Chloe.
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Iosselliani Beetle Necklace, $147, available at Forward by Revolve.
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MDKN Bug Ring, $50.63, available at Modekungen.
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Delfina Delettrez Triple Insect Ring, $1,885, available at Opening Ceremony.
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Erica Weiner Brass Butterfly Earrings, $25, available at Erica Weiner.
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Made Her Think Moonshake Fly Ring, $190, available at Bona Drag.
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Topshop Bug Bracelet, $25, available at Topshop.
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Sharon Khazza Bee Earrings, $6,400, available at Barneys.
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Alexander McQueen Skull Ring, $290, available at Alexander McQueen.
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