The Ladybug is seen as good fortune in just about every culture that has encountered it. And in truth, they truly are one of the greatest defenders of plant life in the natural world, which is how they gained their name. According to Ladybug lore, in Medieval Europe, farmers were desperately trying to defend their crops from garden pests. They prayed to The Virgin Mary for help, and soon they began to see small red beetles with seven black spots in their fields. The presence of those beetles seemed to miraculously save their crops, and the farmers named their new little friends “Our Lady’s Beetle” in reference to The Virgin Mary, as she is commonly depicted wearing a red cloak. The Ladybug, or Ladybird as it is now called, is a natural predator of harmful garden pests such as aphids, and are still used as a natural form of pesticide in gardens! For centuries, in many cultures, they have been seen as good luck tokens, and fortune follows those who the ladybug alights upon.
With this adorable jewel, you can have the luck of the ladybug at all times! Fashioned of 14 karat gold with bright red transparent enameling decorated with black polka dots, she is just the cutest thing to pin on your collar, and set out for a luck filled day!
Dimensions: 20mm x 18mm
Weight: 4.6 grams
Materials: Gold, enamel
Metal: 14K gold