Genuine butterfly wing pendant American Swallowtail Butterfly in a medium sized round shape that measures 1.75 inches long from top of bail to bottom of setting and 1 inch wide.
The butterflies are collected after dying naturally at the end of their full-life cycle in the equatorial rain forest. This environmentally-sensitive program provides income for local families while encouraging conservation and a sustainable lifestyle.
The delicate butterfly wings are skillfully prepared and set in silver plated brass by Peruvian crafts people. The wing fragment is set between two thin sheets of glass-like resin.
The wing pattern differs from side-to-side, making it reversible.
As this 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. In general, this enclosed butterfly wing is durable and the colors will remain vibrant, however it is best to avoid exposure to water.
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.
Medicine men and women wear butterfly and moth wings to invite higher beings' assistance. It is seen as an important energetic tool for enlightenment.