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.
This real butterfly wing pendant is in a wing shape in the small size that measures 26mm by 19mm which is approximately 1 inch long plus the bail.
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 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.
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. Shamans utilize the Cramers 88 to shed negative energy, lift one's vibration and neutralize curses.