These lovely earrings are made from the wings of the magnificent Morpho sulkowskyi butterfly (commonly called pearl morpho). It can be found in the cloud forests of the Andes mountains in Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. Morpho butterflies are known for their wonderful iridescence, a phenomenon where the color seems to change gradually depending on your viewing angle.
Set in 950 silver (950 silver or Brittania silver is an alloy made of 95 percent silver, which exceeds the requirement for sterling silver. It is most often marked 950. This silver will be slightly softer than sterling pieces marked 925 or simply sterling). Reversible!
Dimensions: (2″ long-with hooks) x ( .58″ wide) x (.14″ thick)
Weight (pair): .16 ounces/4.4 grams
Species: M. sulkowskyi