ABOUT US

OUR JEWELLERY

Papillon Belle is a unique range of jewellery made from sustainably sourced butterfly wings set in sterling silver.

You can choose to set the wing as a pendant in glass or acrylic perspex or in a vintage inspired ring or charm covered by a glass dome. Some of the wings are magically iridescent and constantly change colour as they interact with light. In the pendants, both the front and back of the wing are visible and these are usually completely different.

All pieces are hand made to order in South Africa.

OUR BUTTERFLIES

The butterflies used in our jewellery are sourced from an organisation that manages conservation projects all over the world. The project aims to increase threatened butterfly populations by protecting their natural habitat.

BUTTERFLY FARMING

“In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.”

– Baba Dioum, 1968

 

Extensive research has been done on the many benefits of sustainably farming insects. Below are a number of articles we have compiled on the subject that you can download. When purchasing insect products, it is important ensure that they are sourced from sustainable sources.

OUR TEAM

All our jewellery is lovingly made in Cape Town, South Africa by skilled craftsmen and women using the finest materials.

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