The Lionfish was caught to protect the native fish species, the fish is served and their beauty remains as awesome jewelry! Highly recommended by the ladies at ZooKeeper!!
A bit about Lionfish Caribbean, the manufacturer of beautiful organic recycled parts of Lionfish.
Lionfish Caribbean is a sustainable and environmental-aware organization. They hunt and catch Lionfish to make amazing jewelry of their fins and other parts! Additionally, the Lionfish serve as many different recipes in the tasty restaurant Lionfish & Mangos located in Curacao. If you visit, we recommend you try it, you will not be disappointed.
First, the Lionfish is caught and then cleaned. The fish meat is served in restaurants (Lionfish&Mangoes and more) and the fins go to our jewelry studio.
There we wash and dry the fins and work with them.
The tail fin, the pelvic fin, and the pectoral fin. Colors can vary when the fins are dried in the sun or in the shade.
Tail fin → White or orange with black spots
Pelvic fin (belly fin) → Black or grey with white spots
Pectoral fin (wing fin) → Purple, blue, red, yellow, green, and pink
**Please know that since this item is organic and not all Lionfish are the same colors you may not be getting the exact colors as in the picture(s). Colors vary but you are guaranteed a unique piece. Lionfish Caribbean jewelry is handmade of natural products and colors can change over time. Shipping may take up to 1-3 weeks depending on the order and in stock availability of the handmade product.**