14K Yellow Gold Lovely Ladybug Bracelet
They aren't all red with black spots. Though that may be the most common way to imagine a ladybug, it's not what all species of ladybugs look like. There are about 5,000 species of ladybugs in the world, National Geographic reports, including 500 in the United States. They also can be yellow, orange, brown, pink or even all black, and their spots — which some ladybugs don't have at all — can look more like stripes, as the above photo shows. Their bright colours serve as a warning system to various attackers.
The 'lady' part of their name is said to refer to the Virgin Mary. No, "lady" does not mean all of the bugs are female. Here's the backstory, courtesy of the Lost Ladybug Project: "During the Middle Ages in Europe, swarms of aphids were destroying crops. The farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help — and help came in the form of ladybugs that devoured the plant‐destroying pests and saved the crops. The grateful farmers named these insects 'Our Lady’s beetles,' a name which had endured to present day."
Weight: 4.05 G
Metal: 14K Yellow Gold
Chain Length: 7 inches
Chain Width: 6 mm