Live Beetle Brooch

A living beetle, encased in a silver girdle, worn as a brooch. It was said to be “the rage of high-fashion Europe” in the early 1960s. With proper care, this living brooch supposedly would survive from two to six years.

I don't think a beetle would suffer by being worn as a brooch. Would it even care if it was being fed well? Even so, I'm guessing that living jewelry wouldn't go over well nowadays. Though that's no great loss to the world of fashion.

Toronto National Post - Dec 8, 1962

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Feb 10, 2020
     Category: Insects and Spiders | Jewelry | 1960s

Somehow I doubt this was ever “the rage of high fashion” anywhere...
Posted by Brian on 02/10/20 at 11:33 AM
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