These colorful earrings are made from the wings of Chrysiridia rhipheus, the Madagascan sunset moth, a day-flying moth of the family Uraniidae. It is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful and impressive insects of the order Lepidoptera. 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). Radiant and reversible!
Dimensions: (1.4″ long-with hooks) x (.92″ wide) x (.13″ thick)
Weight (pair): .12 ounces/3.4 grams
Species: C. rhipheus