Here in Paradise also known as Destin, Florida, our environment is very important to our way of life on the beautiful Emerald Coast. Our butterflies live a full life and are collected after their natural passing in butterfly farms worldwide. No butterflies were harmed in creating these one of a kind pieces. Eggs laid on leaves in the wild rainforests are collected and hatched in the farms. Butterflies are then released back into the wild and the cycle repeats. Since butterflies live an average of 3 weeks some pass on before being released, these are collected and handmade into beautiful jewelry. All our species are approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Organization. Sea and Sand Jewelry is committed to our your purchase and supports butterfly preservation whhich actually saves butterflies and their existence in the rainforest!