A buried treasure chest, skeletons, cryptograms, beetles.
What do they have in common? They are all from Poe’s The Gold Bug!
With the help of the gold beetle, and a cryptogram, the protagonist is lead to the spot where he finds a buried chest filled with coins and jewelry. Along with two skeletons.
What a lovely way for the mystery to turn out.
A beetle is the key to the puzzle. It leads to riches and a happy ending.
The actual "gold-bug" in the story is not a real insect. Instead, Poe combined characteristics of two insects found in the area where the story takes place. The Callichroma splendidum, though not technically a scarab but a species of longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae), has a gold head and slightly gold-tinted body. The black spots noted on the back of the fictional bug can be found on the Alaus oculatus, a click beetle also native to Sullivan's Island.
A small scarab of your very own, lovingly hand-embroidered with gold cotton and gold metallic threads using raised stitches for a bit of relief. Mounted in an oval gold tone brooch frame measuring 50 x 35 mm. Delivered with a handmade drawstring pouch.
You'll receive the scarab brooch pictured in photos 1-3. Photo 4 shows the scarab with other beetle brooches in the collection.
For the true beetle lover, ladies and gentlemen alike.
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