Blue Morpho butterfly wing pendant in an oval shape that measures 1.68 inches long from the top of the bail to the bottom of the setting by 1.25 inch wide. The second photo shows the back side of the wing.
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. The wing fragment is set between two thin sheets of glass-like resin and framed in a silver alloy. Some of the wings have patterns that differ from side-to-side, making them reversible, such as this Blue Morpho butterfly. This environmentally-sensitive program provides income for local families while encouraging conservation and a sustainable lifestyle.
Butterfly wing pendants are made from natural butterfly wings, each piece is unique and some color variations occur. Availability is not always consistent due to the butterfly life cycles. This butterfly wing pendant is 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. Butterfly jewelry 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 wear butterfly wings to invite higher beings' assistance, especially the Blue Morpho butterfly wings. Considered a shaman pendant, it is seen as an important energetic tool for enlightenment.