Sternocera Dangle Earrings

$45.00

Handcrafted by artisans in Nepal, these emerald iridescent elytra earrings are stunning in color and design. Perfect when worn with your favorite sundress and hat, or to accent your swimwear!

Using a collection of the wings of the Sternocera Asquisignata beetle, this line of jewelry is among the most creative coming from Asia.

The wings of these beetles have been used to adorn paintings, textiles, and to make jewelry for centuries in the Asian culture.  The metallic emerald iridescence is hardy and the shine long-lasting.

NOTE:  Rest assured that the wings used to craft these earrings were only collected from beetles that died of natural causes.  Their adult life span is 3-4 weeks.

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Handcrafted from the wings of the Sternocera Aequisignata, a species of beetles with a short lifespan of 3-4 weeks, the bright metallic green elytra (wings) are used for jewelry making in Nepal and Myanmar.

  • Color:  Metallic Green
  • Length of elytra (wing):  average 1 1/4″
  • Earring length:
    • Long: 4″
    • Medium: 3 1/4″
  • Handcrafted by artisans in Nepal

 

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