New York, NY, April 22, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Aymara Designers has partnered with Cufflinksman.com to create Amazonian Butterfly cufflinks
made from real butterfly wings. The butterfly wings used in the cufflink making process come from the Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Garden, located in Padre Cocha Iquitos, Peru. The butterflies live and die naturally in a protected sanctuary and their remaining wings are then transformed into jewelry. All of the products are hand-crafted with the 950 Sterling Silver, rather than the standard 925. In order to support the continuation of several species of Amazonian butterflies, Cufflinksman.com donates a percentage of all sales to the Garden and the Amazon Animal Orphanage.
Aymara is an eco-friendly company dedicated to the protection of the environment and the preservation of animals. Aymara produces boutique collections, ensuring the continuation of each butterfly species by only using materials found in nature. The pattern found in each pair of cufflinks varies slightly due to the intricacies of each individual butterfly, yet maintains uniform color variations according to their species. Essentially Aymara and Cufflinksman.com work with what Nature provides every month, harvesting the wings from creatures whose life span rarely exceeds two weeks.
The donation of sales is used to find new species of endangered butterflies, as well as assist with the daily maintenance of the garden and orphanage. Because a butterfly’s life span is so brief, customers have the opportunity to give the butterflies a new transformation—through wearable art. The jewelry line features species ranging from the Rothschildia Hesperus, Morpho Helenor (also simply known as The Blue Morpho), to the Phoebis Argante species. All cufflinks
or jewelry purchases will support the continuation of each butterfly species in their natural Peruvian habitat.
Butterfly farms in tropical rainforest areas are becoming an important factor in creating a greater understanding of rainforests and the necessity of their conservation. The Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Garden (PBG) works year round to avoid the depredation of butterflies by providing them sanctuary and care, and by educating the public about their life cycles.
PBG is the only butterfly farm in Peru, complete with guided tours for the public. It was the owner’s, Gudrun Sperrer, dream to breed the world’s most beautiful butterflies and realize a place where exotic animals could find sanctuary. Visitors to the Garden are able to see the complete life cycle of these exotic creatures and learn about the impressive development of Amazonian butterflies. More than forty species of the most colorful butterflies of the Amazon thrive at Pilpintuwasi. Visitors experience the tranquility of the rainforest and are also exposed to the various challenges the Sanctuary encounters daily—such as problems with predators and finding suitable host plants for each caterpillar.
Visit http://www.cufflinksman.com for more information on how to purchase and view this exclusive line of cufflinks. You can also visit http://www.amazonanimalorphanage.org to learn more about the Amazonian Animal Orphanage and Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Garden.