One of the most interesting types of jewelry you’ll find in the Peruvian marketplace features the wings of real butterflies. With so many varieties of butterflies in the Amazon, locals regularly gather wings from those that have expired naturally. Artisans buy the wings, and artfully set them in silver. The result is an artsy look that attracts attention and conversation. When I wear my butterfly wing earrings, people comment on how iridescent they are and ask what the material under the glass is. When I tell them they’re real butterfly wings, they are usually surprised. The artisans use special techniques to work with the incredibly delicate wings, and the handcrafted jewelry they create is truly unique. Butterfly wing jewelry from Peru showcases the beauty of the Amazon.