These simple, yet beautiful, dangle earrings feature the top wings of a REAL butterfly, the Striped Purple Crow Butterfly. A rich coat of resin has been applied to both sides of the butterfly wings to capture its true beauty. Please note that the butterfly is reversible - because of the way they camouflage themselves in nature, they look different from the other side (when they close their wings on landing). These dangled earrings are made more beautiful by combining them with the finest 925 sterling silver fish hook earrings. Earrings measure 1.25 inches wide, and 3 inches long. No butterflies are ever harmed or killed in the making of my jewelry. Butterflies are obtained from butterfly farms and conservatories after they have been allowed to live their full lifespan and have died naturally. Butterflies are natural works of art! By creating jewelry using real butterfly wings, these amazing works of art can by preserved and enjoyed, even after the butterflies have passed on naturally.