Circle Butterfly Wing Earrings - Red
An almost hypnotizing pattern, these earrings are hand crafted from artist from sustainably collected butterflies. Red, white, and black: even butterflies think they are a classic combination.
- Encasing in sterling silver
- Size: 0.75 inch diameter
- Made with real butterfly wings
- Variations are expected; no two are exactly alike
- Made by fair trade artisans in Lima, Peru
Who made this product? Butterfly harvesters in the Amazon Basin of Peru collect butterfly who have naturally passed away from their sanctuary and sell them to Silver Tree Design. Once the wings arrive at the Silver Tree Design silversmiths' workshop, the workers sort through the wings for quality control and separate by species. Silver Tree Design pays for all the wings whether they are used or not to ensure all butterfly species are represented in the Amazon for increase bio-diversity. Silversmiths cut, hammer, and solder jewelry to encase the wings in glass having the beauty shown from both sides.
Why is it ethical? The butterflies are given equal opportunity for reproduction and only collected after the have died of natural causes. Also, Silver Tree Design pays fair and living wages to all their artisans.