A new species of butterfly has landed in New York, and it is of the oh-so-haute genus. While butterflies are known as one of the most delicate creatures to grace this earth, this partiular version of Mother Nature’s masterpiece is made up of roughly 240 natural colored diamonds weighing in at 167 carats, which were assembled over the course of 12 years. The Aurora Butterfly of Peace represents all the varieties of diamonds. The lack of symmetry in her wings is to symbolize that man cannot compete with the beauty of nature. The Butterfly of Peace is part of the Aurora Collection of Colored Diamonds, which is the result of the passion of Alan Bronstein, a colored diamond trader and consultant since 1980.
“The Aurora Collection began as a quest for finding and brining together specimens of the myriad of colors seen in diamonds,” explains Bronstein. “Colored diamonds have been admired, desired, or even worshipped for many centuries, but the popularity of colored diamonds is a relatively new phenomenon.”
The Butterfly of Peace is on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York only through today, so you best fly on over to take in the dazzling, one-of-a-kind work of art. It is scheduled to travel internationally after this engagement.