This necklace features a California Hairstreak butterfly collected in Los Angeles in June 2008. The butterfly is set against a backdrop of clockwork with a genuine fire sapphire gemstone above it. It comes in the gift box shown. Includes the specimen tag from when the butterfly was collected.* There is only one with two different necklace lengths.
Symbols & Meanings: Fire Sapphire is believed to activate the joyful energies that reside in the sacral chakra, bursting forth with creative energy. This fresh vibrant energy helps one to launch into auspicious projects with a never ending abundance of enthusiasm and purpose. In many cultures the butterfly is associated with the soul. In Greek myth, Psyche (which literally translates to mean "soul") is represented in the form of a butterfly. Because of their dramatic transmutation through metamorphosis, butterflies also represent rebirth, transformation and change.
Ethically Sourced: All my jewelry that features something once living is created as that creature's memorial. It is my offering as a shrine to nature in all of its power and grace. Use my work as a reminder to always appreciate nature and to never take even its tiniest gifts for granted. I often incorporate recycled man-made objects with my earthly specimens to show the exquisite beauty that can be experienced when there is harmony between the mechanical and the natural. Please know that I pour my heart into every detail as I honor each sacred being.
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