|Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies wears her Ruby Dragonfly Tiara (Photo: FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)|
"Lady and the Beetle"
(originally appeared in the Washington Post on 16 Jul 1899)
"Have you the latest things in kissing bugs?" inquired a smart young woman of a downtown importer of fads and fancies in jewelry. The jeweler did not smile. He did not even look surprised. The bug habit has reached such colossal proportions by this time that he is prepared for almost anything. At this season the Washington girl who does not wear a yellow dragonfly, a pink mosquito, or a green and grinning lizard is considered woozy by her fair feminine friends.
|The Duchess of Cambridge wears alligator earrings by Patrick Mavros (Photo: Tim Rooke - Pool/Getty Images)|
|The Duchess of Cornwall's Van Cleef and Arpels diamond and sapphire dragonfly brooches (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)|
|Queen Margrethe wears a golden dragonfly (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)|
|Princess Lilian of Sweden wears a necklace of scarab beetles, now owned by Queen Silvia (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)|
|Queen Maxima wears a diamond insect brooch (Photo: Joern Pollex/Getty Images)|
Which royal insect or animal jewels are your favorites?