American Swallowtail genuine butterfly wing pendant that measures 1.65 inches long from the top of the bail to the bottom of the setting by 0.85 inch wide. Add a chain to complete your butterfly necklace silver chain being best.
The butterflies are collected after dying naturally at the end of their full-life cycle in the equatorial rain forest. This environmentally-sensitive program for local artists and families to create shaman pendants and earrings not only provides income, but also encourages conservation and a sustainable lifestyle.
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 silver-plated brass.
As butterfly 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.
The wing is durable and the colors will remain vibrant, however it is best to avoid exposure to water. Because the back side of the wing is also beautiful and different from the front, it is like getting two pendants in one.
What is the spiritual meaning of a butterfly?
Peruvian shamans wear and prescribe butterfly and moth wings to easily facilitate transformation and transition. The Swallowtail butterfly 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.