NOVICA

Butterfly wing stud earrings, 'Red Doris Longwing' (Costa Rica)

Costa Rica is home to butterfly nurseries that supply the chrysalises for butterfly habitats and gardens enjoyed around the world. Artisan Jos Pablo Angulo collects from the nurseries the wings of butterflies whose short life has ended naturally-the life span of a butterfly is only one to two weeks-and showcases them in beautiful jewelry. In this pair of stud earrings, the tip of a red Doris Longwing's wing is capped in clear glass to both protect the wing and magnid earrings, the tip of a red Doris Longwing's wing is capped in clear glass to both protect the wing and magnify its color and details, and then set in sterling silver. read more