[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Butterflies have always had a whimsical sense of wonder and mysticism to them. Think about, just the mere mention of a butterfly can take you back to your childhood, maybe chasing them in an open field or hoping one just lands on your shoulder so you can get a better view of their wing’s beautiful patterns.
The butterfly has also had a rich history within Native American tribes across the Southwest. They are believed to be spirits of guidance and some tribes believe they bring people dreams in their sleep. For both culture and a sense of responsibility to our ecosystem, some of the major tribes in Oklahoma are allocating grant money to help the natural habitat of the monarch butterfly.
These tribes are taking efforts to milkweed and other plants that are good for this species of butterfly. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is matching the donations that the tribes are raising and so far have reached half a million dollars.
You might be thinking this news is kind of random for a jewelry blog site, but I disagree. The Native Tribes of the Southwest are a major part of the jewelry I wear and support on my site.
I recently bought a piece that commemorates that commitment to nature and culture with a beautifully crafted butterfly necklace made by a Native American jewelry artist. The necklace and earring set was a great deal and uses sterling silver, oyster shell, black jade, and opal to recreate the wonderful patterns and colors of a real butterfly.
This was kind of a major purchase and I wanted to have something topical to go with it so I thought this piece of news was the perfect way to combine nature, jewelry, and current events. Protecting the environment is something very near and dear to my heart. That’s why I hope stunning pieces like this and stories like the one that happened in Oklahoma will remind people of the beauty and purity of nature.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]