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.
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.
“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.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
As soon as I laid eyes on the Papillon Belle jewellery I knew I had to own if not all, maybe just a couple of the unique pieces. Now that I have my very own beautiful butterfly ring and butterfly wing necklace, I can't imagine my life without them. There is nothing like the feeling of owning a piece of jewellery that you can imagine wearing every day for the rest of your life.Naz Ellat – Perth , Western Australia
I received the Morpho Zephyritis pendant earlier this afternoon. I had a peek at it and it looks really well made as expected from the pictures on your website. The change in different lights and angles is great and I'm sure it will go down well come Christmas. Thanks!Richard Fuller – Sevenoaks , United Kingdom
Today another addition to my mounting collection of butterfly pendants arrived. The thrill of opening a Papillon Belle box never diminishes. The attention to detail and the care with which these items are assembled is heartfelt and seamless. I do not think the number of wings on my wishlist will ever lessen, nor the joy felt each time I am wearing one of Audrey's creations. Thank you, Audrey, for your perfectionism and professionalism. I will treasure these beautiful objects forever.Jo Halse – Cape Town , South Africa
I have been showing my ring off to all my friends and colleagues (many of them have just noticed and asked me about it!). I've also directed them to your website, successfully sparking some interest among them, both for your unique jewellery and the great cause behind it all!Xavier Serrao – Uitenhage , South Africa
I picked up my pendants from the post office yesterday. They are gorgeous! I look forward to wearing them often and ordering more pieces from you in the future.Priya Sethuraman – Palo Alto , USA
I purchased two of the most stunning butterfly wing pendants and chains from Audrey. One was a gift for a good friend of mine and one was for myself. I must admit the service was wonderful and the delivery of the gifts were prompt. I was totally pleased with my purchases and as soon as finances permit I will order more of this gorgeous jewellery.Ansuya Buccas – Pretoria , South Africa
The parcel has arrived this morning; very quickly considering the distance it has travelled. We're so pleased with it; it's absolutely perfect! The photographs do not do these pieces justice. Thank you so much.Mark McGowan – St Helens , UK
I vividly remember the first time I was presented with a Papillon Belle necklace. I was amazed by the one-of-a-kind uniqueness, attention to detail and exquisite beauty of the piece. It's only now, months later that I finally purchased a butterfly ring for my beloved lady. We both adore it! It's incredible how the ring (butterfly wing) slightly changes to reflect the environment in a positive way. It's a good reminder of the beauty that surrounds us in the present moment. Audrey was kind and helpful with my requirements and it was simple and comfortable to order from the well-designed online shop. Thank you Papillon Belle!Petrus Jansen – Montagu , South Africa