Bronze Dore' Ginko Pendant and Earrings
Hand cast bronze with 24 ct gold plating
|French couturière Coco Chanel pinning a sleeve in 1962.|
After awhile, the caterpillars attach themselves head down to a convenient twig, (as seen above) they shed their outer skin and begin the transformation into a pupa (or chrysalis), a process which is completed in a matter of hours.
The pupa resembles a transparent jade vase with exquisite iridescent gold on the ridges of along the lower part of the little jade jewel, and becomes increasingly transparent as the process progresses. The caterpillar completes the miraculous transformation into a beautiful adult butterfly in about two weeks.