Madagascan Sunset Moth butterfly(Chrysiridia rhipheus) encased in a acrylic case, with a sterling silver bezel.
Oval shape sterling silver pendant. The wing consists of bright iridescent green going down into orange/pink and pale blue-green at the bottom with the black spots. The back is a beautiful bright iridescent green with black markings. The dimensions are 1" long X 2/3" wide and 3/16" thick. The sterling bail can accept chains up to 4.5 mm thick
No butterflies or moths are harmed. They come from tropical insect farms within the rain forest and are gathered only after dying naturally. In fact approximately 5% of butterfly's hatched naturally survive to adulthood, whereas this number jumps up to 80% in these preservation farms. Your purchase supports butterfly preservation and actually saves butterflies and their existence in the rain forest.
Caution-Do not wear when swimming or bathing.
Although encased in a very durable sterling bezel and acrylic case, they are NOT water proof.