European Rhinoceros Beetle Ornament

£320.00

Rhinoceros Beetles present a striking figure, with their impressive horns and dark, glossy backs, which reflect the light like a mirror.

This imposing insect has a strong personality and its solid, symmetrical shape is particularly stunning in silver – especially when displayed on a piece of naturally worn wood.

Description

Inspiration for my European Rhinoceros Beetle Ornament

My love of modelling beetles started with my dad badgering me to sculpt him a Stag Beetle. This resulted in my surprisingly popular Stag Beetle Pendant (called Stanley). My husband then bought me a book of 800 amazing beetles and that was it – I was hooked! The prompt for the rhino beetle again came from my dad – but which type should I choose? Although my dad obviously wanted a rhinoceros beetle ornament, my jewellery passion meant that the species also had to be right for a pendant. And some would have been absolutely lethal to wear!

I love the fact that the European Rhinoceros Beetle is a little understated, but at the same time has real character. I admit it was a bit of a demon to model – as I struggled to envisage the actual contours of the head from photographs. But it was worth the struggle. Once finished, seeing as my stag beetle was Stanley, I asked my children what my rhino beetle should be called. My young son suggested “Bob” – it wasn’t what I had in mind but it made me laugh – so my rhino beetle is called Bob!

Material:

Sterling Silver

Hallmarked or Makers Mark:

Hallmarked

Dimensions:

He measures 53mm by 44mm at his widest points.

Shipping information

Free UK delivery.

I send all items by registered mail to ensure that they are delivered safely.

Order leadtimes

I aim to keep a small stock of each item, including popular sizes, at all times. Should an item be out of stock or made to order, order leadtime is normally 3-4 weeks.

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