Butterfly wing Blue Morpho sterling silver pendant in an extra, extra large size.
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 butterfly wing fragment is set between two thin sheets of glass-like resin and framed in a silver alloy. Some of the butterfly wings have patterns that differ from side-to-side, making them reversible, such as the Blue Morpho. This environmentally-sensitive program provides income for local families while encouraging conservation and a sustainable lifestyle.
As butterfly jewelry is made from natural butterfly wings, each butterfly wing pendant is unique and some color variations occur. Availability is not always consistent due to butterfly life cycles.
Butterfly wing pendants are durable and the colors will remain vibrant, however it is best to avoid exposure to water.
Peruvian shamans wear and prescribe butterfly wings to easily facilitate transformation and transition. Butterfly energy is used for issues around release, loss and grief.
Greek mythology associates the goddess, Psyche, with the butterfly. Psyche was the beautiful mortal princess bride of Eros, the Greek god of love, 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 wings of the Blue Morpho. Butterfly wings are seen as an important energetic tool for enlightenment.
This butterfly wing pendant is an XXL, which measures 2-9/16 inches long from the top of the bail to the bottom of the setting by 1-1/2 inches wide.