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These earrings are made from a real butterfly’s wings. The butterflies come to us through US based bug brokers, who in turn get them from farms, mostly in South America.

- size: medium, approx 2"
- very lightweight
- real whole butterfly wing encased in resin
- sterling silver French ear wire
- reversible

Have you ever been to one of the butterfly houses in the US where a real butterfly might sit on you? These places do not have their own breeding programs, but rather contract this out to farms in the Amazon jungles and such. That's where these butterflies come from. Did you know that the average lifespan of a butterfly is only about twenty days? The butterflies used in our jewelry are "end of life" butterflies - those that have completed their natural life cycle.

In this piece we present a pair of wings from:

Sunset Moth/Butterfly (Urania ripheus), native only to Madagascar.

First, I excised only the wings, so there are no body parts present. Then, using our proprietary process, I applied multiple coats of resin to both sides. You will note from the photos that the butterfly is reversible - because of the way they camouflage themselves in nature, they look different from the other side (when they close their wings on landing).

One of the photos will include one wing showing reversed. Instructions on how to reverse the earring on the wire to wear it the other way are included with your purchase.

You will not receive the exact piece pictured, but rather another of the same species butterfly from our stock.

We include a photo with a ruler in it, for you to be able to gauge the size. The size of butterflies will vary slightly from one to another – they are not manufactured, but rather nature made. If you have specific size related requirements, please convo me first to avoid disappointment.

I include a photo of the whole butterfly in the listing for your interest only. We do not ship the whole butterfly as pictured, but rather the jewelry item made out of it, as worn by the model (one of my daughters) and/or as shown.

Each pair is slightly different from another, but the pair themselves are always a match, coming from the same butterfly.

Ships ready for gift giving, in a small chiffon drawstring bag, with a small card including rubber ear nuts for securing the light earrings in your ear, and a card with a write-up about the source of our butterflies, and explaining how to reverse the wire to enjoy the other side.

Also available as a pendant, or a set. Other questions? Just convo me!

Most of my listed items are ready to ship, unless I just sold one and need to make another. Please note the stated shipping times in the item listing, as well as in our Shop policies. If you have specific concerns about a time constraint, just convo me first.
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Why wear fake jewelry?

Real Sunset Moth earrings (top/fore wings)


Only 1 available


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: resin, sterling silver, butterfly, real butterfly
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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