This unique necklace features the bold patterns of an Apple Green Swallowtail Butterfly wing. The focal-piece is constructed with lead-free silver solder, oxidized, and polished.
As this item is handmade from very unique materials, each necklace may vary slightly in the finished piece.
All materials are cruelty-free and ethically sourced with great care. The butterfly wings are from butterfly conservation farms around the world, also known as sanctuaries, which serve to preserve native habits and provide income for local populations. These sanctuaries require that forests and plants be protected and maintained instead of destroyed for other purposes. Butterflies and other insects are protected in these habitats. The survival rate of butterflies in the wild is only 2%, however on the farms that rate increases up to 90%. On average, adult butterflies live 3 to 4 weeks.
JEWELRY CARE: Please handle this one-of-a-kind jewelry with great care, avoid water and remove before applying lotions. Because of the stained glass medium we work in, we are able to use delicate materials from nature that are very heat-sensitive. Too much heat and the wings change color, sometimes losing the vibrant magic that makes them so special. The metal in our work is an alloy of silver and tin, which melts at a lower temperature than sterling. We 100% stand by our work and have sold thousands of pieces in the eight years we’ve been in business, with a very small number needing repair. The same way you would take care of a silk blouse, please consider the medium in the treatment of your piece and approach with intention and care.
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