This beautiful tear drop pendant is made from the wing of a REAL butterfly, Godart's Morpho Butterfly. The pendant is copper plated and is about 1.25" long x 1" wide. The chain is also antique silver, and is available in 18" or 24" lengths. Godart’s Morpho (Morpho godarti) is a Neotropical butterfly found in Peru and Bolivia. The butterfly was named after Jean Baptiste Godart, a French entomologist who dedicated his life’s work to his passion for butterflies. Morpho godarti is possibly the Morpho species with the longest life cycle, being between 184 and 215 days. PLEASE NOTE Your necklace is handmade to order. While your necklace will be nearly identical to those pictured, because no two butterfly wings are identical, there will be some very slight variation (including color variation) from those shown in the photographs. HOW MY BUTTERFLIES ARE OBTAINED No butterflies are ever harmed or killed in the making of my jewelry. I obtain my butterflies from butterfly farms and conservatories after they have been allowed to live their full lifespan and have died naturally. Butterflies are natural works of art! By creating jewelry using real butterfly wings, these amazing works of art can by preserved and enjoyed, even after the butterflies have passed on naturally. CARE & CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS I spend a great deal of time, effort, and love creating each piece of jewelry. However, because of the delicate nature of the wings, my jewelry is NOT waterproof. Please remove before showering or swimming. To clean, gently wipe with a baby wipe. Avoid detergents and other harsh chemicals as well as traditional jewelry cleaners.