Almost opalesq in tone, this butterfly reminds us of shells on the beach.
Dimension: 0.8 inch diameter
Real butterfly wings encased in glass
Variations are present
17.75 in. chain included
Handmade in Lima, Peru
Who made this product? This jewelry is produced by Silver Tree Designs whom employ two cooperatives in the Shipibo Indigenous community in Lima, Peru. This area is one of the largest economically and socially marginalized communities in Peru.
Why is it ethical? Silver Tree Design pays for all of varieties of butterfly wings that are harvested that season, because this provides more regularity of income that would most likely not be provided by other lines of work in the region. Silver Tree Design believes that fair trade does not only mean fair wages, but also includes environmentally sustainable practices, safe and healthy working conditions, financial assistance, opportunities for growth, and refusal of child labor as part of their criteria too.