Jewel Wing Gemstone Necklace
Rich in texture and meaning.
Jewel Beetle wings are from the Sa Kaeo province in Southeast Thailand, bordering Cambodia. These beetles fall the the ground at the end their short life. Local farmers then collect the beetle wings to make this beautifully iridescent jewelry, providing income in a desperately underemployed region.
We bring the raw materials to our studio to create finished jewelry. Jewel wings are combined with a black resin Peace sign to create this necklace.
18" sterling silver chain.
No beetles are harmed in the making of these pieces, the wings are collecting after the natural life cycle.
These wings are not treated in any way, the iridescent quality of the wing is completely natural.