Emerald Beetle Wings Earrings

$16.00

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Description

These captivating clusters of the iridescent wings of  the Sternocera aequisignata beetle (also known as the emerald beetle) dangle happily as a pair of  lightweight, fun, and fabulous earrings.  The beetles are ethically sourced from Northern Thailand after living their full life cycle (up to 2 years). They are collected from villages where the beetles are traditionally eaten as a source of protein, and the wings saved for decoration. Considered good luck, they are traditionally worn by Thai hill tribes.   The wings are surprisingly durable, with a similar strength to a fingernail.  Hooks are surgical steel.

Dimensions:  2.7″/69mm (long-with hooks) x .5″/12.7mm (thick-hanging position)                                                                                                                                       Weight (pair):  a mere 2.9 grams!

Yes, the pin is also available for sale!    https://geoclassics.com/product/emerald-beetle-pin/  

 

 

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