These Elytra Sternocera beetle wings from Thailand are turned into wearable art. The insects are farmed in accordance with the regulations of CITES (Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species). Many people eat beetles and other insects in Thailand as a good source of protein. We acquire the wings afterwards and recycle into wearable jewelry. An information card will be included to learn more.
This listing is for the small pair which is about 2.5" long. 8 wings are attached to jump rings and come on surgical steel hypoallergenic hook earrings with earring backs.
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, deep cobalt blue, and even purple. When viewed in mass the wings take on a mesmerizing life of their own, the hues and colors delicately shift depending on the light.
These beetle wings are very sturdy. They will not break by blowing in the wind but will be crushed if stepped on. Take care of your jewelry and these will last a very long time.