The Forza del Destino is a brooch handmade in Paris (France), showcasing the Appias Nero butterfly mounted on an Japanese Mokuba ribbon.
Each of the butterfly's imperfection is underlined in this collection by our gold leaf brush, which has been guided by the veins, reliefs and scratches.
This collection Les Ephémères is inspired by the art of Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), which is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, notably. This method is a poetic metaphor for embracing flaws and imperfections.
Height: 5 cm
Width: 6 cm
Appias Nero in a few words
This butterfly is one of the Pieridae. This family includes specimens that are generally medium-sized, with white, yellow or orange shades and are often marked with small dark spots. The family comprises more than 1,000 species, including Pieris brassicae, commonly known as the ""Cabbage White"", which can be observed in French gardens and meadows in spring.
The females are more inconspicuous; they are mostly seen twirling around in the treetops, while males are more frequently seen near rivers and waterholes. Mating causes them to lose many minerals that they must regenerate by filtering water from wet rocks or sand banks. The caterpillars of Appias Nero feed on Capparis, a shrub of which the European variety is cultivated for its flower buds, which are eaten as capers.
This butterfly, which is widespread in Southeast Asia, is a national symbol in some countries, and is found for example on Malaysian, Philippine and Vietnamese stamps.
Where does Appias Nero live?
Appias Nero can be found in South East Asia, from India to Indonesia.