Yasmin Everley is a British jewellery designer. Using her degree in Classical Studies and her love of the late 18th and early 19th century; the age of exploration and excavation, she combines historical and contemporary influences to her jewellery collections with the aim of finding a balance between concept, realism and practicality.
The Entomology collection is based on beetles. There is a long history of insects being used as jewellery; they epitomise the mantra of ‘live fast, die young and leave a beautiful corpse’ as their exoskeletons remain when their soft flesh decays within. Both Herodotus and Aristophanes refer to the men of Athens wearing golden crickets in their hair, and it was their words which first inspired this collection.