These are real Elytra Beetle wings that come from Thailand. The insects are farmed in accordance with the regulations of CITES (Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). Their irridescent colors are all natural. Each wing has it's own unique color tone, but all have a brilliant natural metallic shine which reflects colors ranging from bright green to goldenrod yellow, cobalt blue, and purple. When viewed in mass the wings take on a mesmerizing life of their own while the hues delicately shift depending on the light.
They are very durable wings that will not break from everyday use.
Eight wings are attached by jump rings and stacked measuring about 2.5". The wings are attached to a 18" stainless steel necklace snake chain with 1.5" adjustable back.
Paired with beetle wing earrings this necklace can make a beautiful set.