The Pearlescent Meadow Wanderer butterflies are collected after dying naturally at the end of their full-life cycle in the equatorial rain forest. The delicate butterfly wings are skillfully prepared by Peruvian crafts people. The wing fragment is set between two thin sheets of glass-like resin and framed in a silver alloy. This environmentally-sensitive program provides income for local families while encouraging conservation and a sustainable lifestyle. As this jewelry is made from natural wings, each piece is unique and some color variations occur. Availability is not always consistent due to the nature of the product. Butterfly jewelry is durable and the colors will remain vibrant, however it is best to avoid exposure to water.