Collier about 38-44 cm
This is a flower collier with inlaid emerald beetle wings, jeweler work 100% handwork.
18 k gold plated or silver plated 45 g
Weight: ca.45 g
Size: 38-44 cm variable
100% Natural Emerald Beetle Wings (Sternocera Aequisignata):
They get beetle wingcovers from genuine emerald beetles (Sternocera Aequisignata). These insects originate from Thailand, from the CITES (Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). The emerald beetle has a lifespan of approx. 2 years in the larval stage after that he spends only 3-4 weeks in adulthood.
The metallic shining wing covers glimmer in their shades from green to blue or gold and are harvested after the natural death of the beetles.
They are very light but have the durability of a fingernail. Their iridescence is long-lasting and they are often the only remaining ornament on historical clothes or costumes.