Only 1 in stock!

The Blue Diadem lives in the tropical forests of central Africa and has approximately 23 related species. This specific species is very territorial and tends to hang out on a favorite perch and is often seen chasing away other butterflies who fly within their area. Males habitually perch with wings half-open on bushes or saplings along the edges of forest paths and await passing females.

 COMMON NAME: Blue Diadem Butterfly
 SPECIES: Hypolimnas salmacis
 LOCALITY: Africa

  • Please note: specimens may vary in size and appearance since they're each unique and real!
  • UV blocking glass, museum quality shadowbox frame, sustainably harvested insect specimen. 
  • Length: 6". Width: 6". Height: 1.25".
  • Sustainably assembled in San Francisco, CA. 
  • Found at Thieves Next Door. 

"Are those bugs real?" A question we are asked on a weekly basis regarding the framed butterflies in our stores, the answer always being an enthusiastic yes! Our Bug Under Glass pieces, handcrafted by Kevin Clarke, are always a conversation starter -- in our store and in our customer's homes. All of the B.U.G. works are hand assembled by Kevin, who sources the insects from sustainable bug farms in a variety of tropical locations. These bug farms help boost the economies of these host countries, and also assist in preserving natural flora and ecosystems in which the butterflies are able to thrive. We love Kevin's mission to both beautify and educate the masses about these gorgeous species! Perfectly capturing the kind of exotic beauty that only nature can produce, these bugs and butterflies will add a perfect pop of color to your space!

 

FOR ONLINE PURCHASES

We are happy to accept returns for full price items from our online store (some exclusions apply*) when shipped back within 7 days of delivery. You can either mail back the item or bring your return to our stores in Beacon Hill with your return authorization number. If you are able to return your items in-store, please shoot us an email or call ahead of time. All returns must be processed by management and we don't want to complicate your day!

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it -- no signs of wear or usage and in the original packaging. Shoes must be mailed within their shoe box and inside of a shipping box.  We do not provide return shipment labels.

For local pickup orders, items must be picked up within 48 hours of you being notified that your order is ready. After this period and for up to 14 days, they will be eligible for store credit only.

You can start the process of returning your items by clicking here and filling out the online form. 

We will get back to you within 24 hours with a return authorization and further instruction. 

FOR IN STORE PURCHASES

We accept items purchased in store for store credit or exchange only within 14 days of purchase, as the option to try on in store was available and you have the benefit of our thieves' eyes! We have new product coming in daily so we know we can help you find something else you love.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it -- no signs of wear or usage. 

FINAL SALE ITEMS

Items worn out of the store are considered to be final sale. 

*The following items are considered final sale and will not be eligible for return or exchange: Fragrance, Bath + Body, Socks, Tights, Food Items.

All discounted items are final sale and may not be exchanged or returned for credit; this includes markdowns and items purchased with a web discount code. Items purchased with discount code obtained from newsletter signup are still eligible for return/exchange.

We will always do our best to make sure you leave happy but do reserve the right to refuse any return/exchange if the above conditions are not met.

Each item found at DECEMBER THIEVES is lovingly crafted.  We work with small artisans and independent designers who follow small batch manufacturing practices.  For them this means working solo with a handful of studio assistants or with small family run workspaces to bring to life their creations.

For us this means high quality unique products in very small quantities and a true dedication to the transformative power of a product made with passion.  Nothing is mass produced, nothing that can be reordered on a whim, and when it runs out, it runs out.

Important to note the items you find online are one and the same as those found in our brick and mortar locations- so snatch them up while you can!