There's just something about butterflies that captures the human imagination ... their colour, their delicate stuttering flight, their transformation from caterpillar...
The butterfly's capacity for change, transformation and growth have made it an obvious subject of magical folklore and legend in many cultures. Since ancient times, the fluttering butterfly has been seen as a symbol for the human soul. The Egyptians believed that they were just one of the ways the human soul was immortalised, and Aristotle referred to them as 'psyche', the Greek word for soul. In various Native American mythology, butterflies also symbolize the human spirit. Some tribes believe that the butterfly is able to take wishes up to the "Great Spirit". Others believe that butterflies can be an omen that something of significance will soon occur in one's life - a symbol for personal growth and spiritual rebirth.
This unique butterfly pendant is created from layers of sterling silver. The background layer is heavily textured and oxidised, which contrasts against the highly polished layer. This layer has been meticulously hand pierced with hearts, crescent moons and flowing scroll-like details. Silver beads are positioned at the tips of the wings. The sterling silver chain features one of my handmade fixings. All jump rings are soldered securely. Carries my makers mark and Goldsmiths Assay hallmarks. Your necklace will come gift boxed- perfect for giving.
This piece carries a full set of UK hallmarks and my maker's mark as issued by Goldsmiths of London - this is your guarantee of quality and silver purity.
Material - sterling silver Size - approximately 35 mm x 35 mm Length of chain - approximately 18"
Delivery - To ensure you receive your pendant safely and securely, I post Special Delivery. Royal Mail will not insure jewellery sent any other way. This is a next-day, tracked, insured and signed-for service. International orders are sent International Tracked and Signed For. I will send you your unique tracking number as soon as I have posted.