I am so fascinated by the tortoise beetle- There are many varieties, but perhaps the coolest is the "golden tortoise beetle". It has a perfectly clear outer shell, and the body visible beneath is a vibrant metallic gold! And...coolest part...it changes color! It stays gold when it's just hanging out, and changes to orange with black spots when stressed. A real life "mood" buy!
So naturally, I had to use a color changing stone for this little one.
For the bug lover in your life, this is such a fun, interactive piece! The little tortoise beetle's wings open to reveal a color-changing quartz crystal. The colors range from a smokey grey to rusty orange, greens and blues
Measures about 9/16" round and 5/8" long on an 18" beaded chain.
You can also purchase a display cloche HERE
*Please note the wings are delicate and though this was inspired by childhood nostalgia, may not be suitable in children hands! Additionally the stone CAN NOT GET WET! Water will permanently damage the color-change of the stone, so do not wear the pendant while showering, swimming or otherwise submerging in water.