Yellowjackets are fierce defenders of what is theirs, with a loyalty to their family and home that is admirable, even if it gives them a bad name. This yellowjacket clings to its hard-won treasure, a smooth chunk of "honey" as big as its body.
Wasp venom contains a chemical “alarm pheromone,” released into the air, signaling guard wasps to come and sting whomever and whatever gets in their way, usually when an intruder ventures too closely to their home. They're not all bad, though - yellowjackets feed on flies and caterpillars that are harmful to agriculture.
This piece was created using a real, extra large downy yellowjacket, and an insect-filled Baltic amber, estimated at around 40 million years old. Look closely to see the tiny insects forever preserved inside.
This piece measures about 1.5 inches in length and comes on a 20-inch antiqued copper chain. If you would prefer a different length of chain or leather cord, please include a note at checkout.
All electroformed jewelry includes a copper care sheet as well as a jewelry polishing cloth to keep your piece looking its finest.