Real butterfly wings are used after their natural passing and turned into wearable art. Nothing is done to harm the butterfly. They are acquired from butterfly preservation farms worldwide and information cards are included with each order..
These wings come from the Monarch butterfly and measure approximately 1"x 1" (not including the earring hook). The wings are either finished in a thick lamination (similar to the thickness of card stock paper), or coated in jeweler's grade resin (approximately 1/8" thick with a glossy look). This makes these earrings durable, lightweight, and waterproof.
Due to working with natural supplies each product may slightly vary from that pictured. Finished wings are attached to hypoallergenic surgical steel earring hooks and two earring backs are included.