The metal insects and prehistoric organisms of Dr Allan Drummond – an associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Chicago.
Each biologically realistic ’specimen’ starts life as a 3D Blender rendering, later cast in bronze of silver with the help of jewellery designers, then assembled into meticulous, enlarged representations of the actual creatures.
You can follow his process here.
The gemstone, silver and gold filigree and rotational gear armoured carapaces of entomological studies by French artist Steeven Salvat which he describes as:
….allegory for the preciosity of biological systems. A way to drive attention to our smallest neighbours on this planet—we need to preserve them because they are worth much more than all the gold and jewels I dressed them with.