Why is the Scarab so Sacred?

In the ancient Egyptian religion, the sun god Khepri was believed to move the sun across the sky every morning, and was also seen as a god of creation and rebirth.  He was believed to have been involved in the creation of the earth, and ancient Egyptians believed that he restored the sun each morning and then rolled it over the horizon giving them light. The god’s name is even derived from the ancient Egyptian word, “kheper” which means to develop or create. Coincidentally, Sarab beetles in  Egypt of the family Scarabaeidae, also known as dung beetles, regularly roll dung into a ball to serve as asort of nest in which to lay their eggs. This  act of rolling an orb across the landscape was seen to have a divine similarity to Khepri’s rising sun. The hatching larvae then eat the decaying organic matter of their ball nest to grow strong, as well as serve a vital role in our environment by decomposing dead material. Therefore, showing further similarity to the creator god Khepri, who created life seemingly out of nowhere.  Because of these similarities the scarab was associated with this god, and soon became a symbol of status, achievement, and beauty in ancient Egyptian culture. Even today the scarab beetle in jewelry projects status and a regal air. So what better way to celebrate the goddess in your life than with a sparkling scarab. To get these unique handmade scarab designs just follow this link: Insect Diva Shop.

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Mother’s Day Special!!!

Looking for the perfect gift for the sweet maternal figure in your life who’s always there for you? Insect Diva has put together a special gift for your very special mum, jewelry made with real mum flowers! 😀 All mum flower jewelry comes gift wrapped with a special card for your mum, and is upgraded for free to priority shipping! 😀 Shop the Mother’s Day Gifts section of the store now to get one of these truly special gifts for your truly special mum ❤ 🙂

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Pollinator Real Flower Jewelry is Here :D

Get ready for some of the most alluring and utterly feminine jewelry pieces you’ve ever seen. The Pollinator Collection of jewelry features real flowers preserved in resin in set within stunning jewelry designs. These designs celebrate the beautifully life giving relationship between flowers and the insects who pollinate them. Shop these beautiful new designs and more at www.insectdiva.etsy.com

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Pollinator Jewelry is Coming! :D

Perhaps one of the most impressive cases of co-evolution is between flowering plants, or angiosperms and insects. Once plants evolved their beautiful flowers insects quickly evolved to fill the niche of pollinator. Most of our crops here in the USA are dependent upon insect pollinators to flourish. Not to mention many of the gorgeous ornamental plants that we landscape our homes and patios are insect pollinated.

So what better way to celebrate this life giving and beautifying phenomenon than jewelry pieces with real flowers preserved in resin! I am so excited to soon offer you pollinator jewelry  that shows off the beauty as well as teaches the importance of this incredible relationship between insects and flowers :). After all, even the precious cocoa plant that we get chocolate from is pollinated by insects, how can you help but love these little hard workers and celebrate with some jewelry showing off this wonderful phenomenon 😉 ❤

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The Evolution Collection

Just as new organisms evolve or we evolve our style, so too Insect Diva has undergone an evolution. Now you can purchase truly evolved pieces from Insect Diva. Using only the finest metal plating in gold and silver, lovely semi-precious stones, and hand beaded Czech glass chains from Europe, the Evolution Collection is a definite way to elevate your style and add unique and artisan touches to any outfit. The collection includes both the traditional arthropods preserved in resin, as well as other nature inspired jewelry creations. The quality of materials, attention to detail, hours of of design, work, and love that go into every piece set this jewelry apart from anything else. Shop the luxurious new collection now at Insect Diva.

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