Ylenia Deriu, Carabus Coriaceus, earrings

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Ylenia Deriu’s “Carabus Coriaceus” earrings are part of Elitre, a project of contemporary jewelry born in a Natural History Museum and inspired by the elytra of the beetles. Carabus coriaceus is a species of beetle primarily found in deciduous forests and mixed forests. With its 30-40 mm in length, it is one of the largest land beetles in Central Europe. The chitin exoskeleton is black and wrinkled on the elytra.

Materials: coal, epoxy eco-resin, gold plated brass 18kt

Dimensions: 7,5 cm x 2,6 cm x 1,2 cm