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Beautiful Bats and Bewitching Bat Jewelry

Updated on January 13, 2015
Bat decoration?
Bat decoration? | Source

Bats are tiny mammals, a bit like flying mice, whose forelimbs are webbed to make their wings. Some people love them, others are not so sure. To me, they are wonderful diverse and helpful creatures. They are simply misunderstood.

The photo shows a cute Egyptian Fruit Bat Rousettus aegyptiacus, who was photographed at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford, Oxfordshire, England, in June 2006.

Some people are frightened of bats. They have a fear of bats getting tangled in their hair, or biting and sucking their blood. In fact, there are only three species of vampires bats, and they all live in Latin America. But, even the vampires can be helpful: they have an enzyme in their saliva that dissolves blood-clots, and can be used to treat stroke victims. A real minority of bat species, about 1 percent, eat fish, frogs, mice or small vertebrates.

Other bat species prefer completely different diets. Many are predators of night-flying insects, and can have very good appetites. A little brown bat can eat 1,000 mosquito-sized insects in just one hour.

Around a third of bats feed on fruit or nectar, and in the process pollinate plants and disperse seeds, so helping to regenerate rainforests.

Bats on film

About one-fifth of all mammal species are bats. That's more than 1,200 species, ranging in size from the tiny bumblebee bat, the world's smallest mammal, up to the giant flying foxes with wingspans of six feet. Bats are spread through the widest range of habitats, living everywhere except for the most extreme polar or desert regions.

Bewitching Bat Jewelry

If you like bats, or you know someone who does, there is a great range of bat jewelry available, including bat pendant necklaces, bat bracelets, bat earrings, and even a flock of bats cunningly designed to climb ears!

These beautiful bat gifts are perfect for someone you love or as a fun batty treat for yourself.

Beautiful Bat Necklace, with Diamonds

Sterling Silver Black and White Diamond Bat Pendant Necklace (1 Cttw), 18"
Sterling Silver Black and White Diamond Bat Pendant Necklace (1 Cttw), 18"

Glamorous sterling silver bat pendant, with more than 60 shimmering black and white diamonds. It has a double bail for wearing as a pendant, on its 18 inch sterling silver rope chain. It also has a locking pin, so you can wear it as a brooch or scarf clip.

 

If like me you are based in the UK and want to get your bat jewelry from the same place as me at the best prices: Beautiful Bat Pendant Necklace .

Did I convince yet that bats are cute?

Bat Charms and Pendants

You can find many variations on bat charms from cute to scary, dark to colourful, abstract to realistic. Whatever your preference, bats make interesting and beautiful bat charms and pendants available, which are sure to be a conversation starter.

Gothic Vampire Bat Pendant Necklace Halloween Jewelry Accessory
Gothic Vampire Bat Pendant Necklace Halloween Jewelry Accessory

If you prefer a more realistic look, this adorable hanging bat charm can be worn as a pendant or attached to a bracelet or key chain. Styled as a Gothic vampire bat with the finest of detailing. 1 5/8 inches high.

 

Show Your Wild Side

Bats are creatures of the night, so a bat bracelet or anklet can make quite a statement. Silver is associated with energies of the moon, and to be protective and calming. I'm not sure which appeals more, but the combination of a bat in silver is perfect.

Silver Bat Bracelet

Sterling Silver Bat Cuff Bracelet
Sterling Silver Bat Cuff Bracelet

Stunning silver bat bracelet, made to fit a woman's wrist. Made from reclaimed silver to save the earth's natural resources.

 

Up Close and Personal with an Indiana Bat

This amazing close up photo of an Indiana Bat has been released into the public domain by its author, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Bats are fascinating creatures and are an essential part of our natural world, controlling pests, pollinating plants and dispersing seeds. Flying silently at night, myths and superstition have not helped their popularity. Bat habitats are under threat around the world, and their numbers are declining. Bats need our support and protection, as their loss would have awful consequences for our planet and human populations.

Bat Earrings and Studs

Bat earring studs may be small and discreet. They can be cute or realistic, but they will certainly catch everyone's attention. For a more dramatic look, you might prefer these bold, ruby red dangling earrings.

Bat Earrings

Batwing W/ Ruby Earrings Collectible Dangle Jewelry Accessory Jewel
Batwing W/ Ruby Earrings Collectible Dangle Jewelry Accessory Jewel

Gorgeous batwing earrings with ruby colored bodies and dangles.

 

Bat Ear Cuffs

If you don't have or want piercings, these cool Ear Cuffs might be the answer. The cuff grips to the edge of the ear, so there is no need for piercing, and fits both right and left ears equally well.

Do you like bat jewelry? - Do you like bats?

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      savateuse 2 years ago

      yes, I heard that rumour... ;)

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love bats! Always have done. I am considered quite batty at times ;)

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      savateuse 2 years ago

      Yes, I think you're right, they are under appreciated. Some are very cute, others do a useful job.

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      Nathalie Roy 2 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Lovely bat jewelry selection. I'm not afraid of them at all, I think they are useful and under appreciated creatures

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      Ann 2 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      they are a lot cuter than we give them credit for

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      Samantha Devereux 3 years ago from Columbia Mo

      I love bats! We even have one for the Christmas tree :)

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      TanoCalvenoa 3 years ago

      I very much love bats. They come out at dusk every evening in the warmer months, and I've fed them meal worms (throw them up in the air, the bats catch and eat them). I'm not really a fan of jewelry, but bat jewelry is something else. Awesome!

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      aidenw 3 years ago from USA

      Yes, I like bats. Near where we live there is a bridge where the bats live underneath, and they all fly out at dusk. Love watching them!

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      Michelllle 3 years ago

      I love the jewelry- not sure about the real thing. ; }

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      Barbara Walton 3 years ago from France

      I love your bat jewelry and I love bats. We have bats that live around our French farm house and I imagine them flying around on warm winter nights polishing off tons of mosquitoes. They are so cute. I love the bat babies you've included in your lens. Well deserving your purple star.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Bats are cute little guys who do not harm except to unwanted insects, which I consider a plus. I think people became afraid of them for a couple of reasons; because they fly silently and you never know they're there until they're upon you; and the legend of Dracula certainly didn't help the bats publicity-wise. But they are helpful and necessary to life on this planet. When the birds who eat day time insects go to bed, the bats come out and eat the night time insects. There's a place for both.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I've never worn bat jewelry. I used to dislike bats until I found out that they eat mosquitoes. It was then that I started to like them.

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      savateuse 3 years ago

      @sharonbellis: I'm pleased we've converted you!

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      Sharon Bellissimo 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      I have always been afraid of bats. They fly so erratically and I always thought they were ugly until I watched your video on the bat orphans - so cute!

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