Extra large black and blue Papilio Ulysses Swallowtail butterfly wing silver pendant measures 1.18 inches wide by 2.38 inches long from the top of the bail to the bottom of the frame. The lighting in the photos makes the top third of each pendant look lighter, but it's only the reflection of the sky light.
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.
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. Butterfly wing jewelry is worn to invite a muse for writers and painters.
Brazilian shamans wear butterfly and moth wings to invite higher beings' assistance. It is seen as an important energetic tool for enlightenment.