An incredibly striking Monarch Butterfly necklace cast from meticulously hand pierced silver and finished with a sterling silver chain and clasp.
Though Monarch butterflies are found around the globe we can claim them as our very own natives as they became established here in New Zealand by themselves. Our Monarchs have been described as wairua atua which means supernatural spirit in Maori and are one of the strongest representations of transformation, hope and rebirth of all the creatures of the earth.
Tania's tribute to the Monarch is powerful and displays so much of her creative and technical skill in one piece. The details of the Monarchs wings were hand pierced and cut from silver and the overall finished butterfly sits proudly on your chest with its wings resting in a softly curved motion.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% pure silver. The alloy composition results in a metal that is very durable and long lasting. Sterling silver is easily polished using a polishing cloth. Tania Mallow jewellery is certified sterling silver.
Material: Sterling silver
Measurements: 47mm x 22mm x 1.2mm deep
Chain: 40cm sterling silver with 5cm extension
Handmade by Tania Mallow from her Beachlands studio in New Zealand.