These are such dramatic real butterfly wing earrings.
The Cramers 88 (Diaethria clymena) is named for the "88" figure on the wings and the botanist who discovered them. The top of the wing is black with a blue stripe. This striking red and white with black stripes is the underside.
The butterflies are collected after dying naturally at the end of their full-life cycle in the equatorial rain forest. The delicate butterfly wings are skillfully prepared and set in sterling silver by Peruvian crafts people. he wing fragment is set between two thin sheets of glass-like resin and framed in a silver alloy. This environmentally-sensitive program provides income for local families while encouraging conservation and a sustainable lifestyle.
As this butterfly jewelry is made from natural wings, each piece is unique and some color variations occur. Availability is not always consistent due to the nature of the product. Shimmerwings are durable and the colors will remain vibrant, however it is best to avoid exposure to water.
What is the spiritual meaning of a butterfly?
Peruvian shamans wear and prescribe butterfly and moth wings to easily facilitate transformation and transition. Helps issues around release, loss and grief.
Greek mythology associates the goddess Psyche with the butterfly, the beautiful mortal princess bride of Eros that was granted immortality by Zeus. Butterfly wing jewelry is worn to invite a muse for writers and painters.
Brazilian shamans utilize the Cramers 88 to shed negative energy, lift one's vibration and neutralize curses.
Dimensions below are for one earring from the top of the ear wire to the bottom of the frame and from side-to-side at the widest part.
XS measures 1-9/16" long by 9/16" wide.
S measures 1-13/16" long by 3/4" wide.
M measures 2-1/16" long by 7/8" wide.
L measures 2-3/8" long by 1" wide.