Real butterfly wings pair, whole wing, encased in resin using a proprietary process. Sterling silver earring wire, reversible!
Did you know that the average lifespan of a butterfly is less than 20 days?
Wingstitution gets their deceased butterflies through US insect brokers. This industry is tightly controlled by the Fish and Wildlife service, to ensure that only non endangered and healthy specimen are imported into the US. Therefore the butterflies used in their jewelry are "end of life" butterflies - those that have completed their natural life cycle on the farms.