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Butterfly earrings & jewellery

It’s no secret that butterfly earrings are highly sought after, and our beautiful butterfly threader earrings are no exception. Expertly crafted from high-quality 925 Sterling Silver, these earrings boast intricate details and undeniable charm. A perfect addition to any jewellery collection, especially for those who are captivated by the beauty and symbolism of butterflies.

We also have a range of complementary butterfly jewellery including toe rings, ear cuffs, ear studs and ear climbers.

Butterflies have been a popular motif in jewellery design for centuries, symbolizing everything from transformation and rebirth to love and beauty. From ancient times to the modern era, butterflies have captivated artists and jewellers alike, inspiring countless pieces of exquisite jewellery.

In ancient Mesoamerican cultures, the butterfly was seen as a symbol of transformation and rebirth, as it undergoes a dramatic metamorphosis from a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly. This symbolism was often reflected in Mesoamerican jewellery, with gold and silver butterfly pendants, earrings, and brooches being popular items.

In ancient Greece, the butterfly was associated with the goddess Psyche, who was said to have had wings like a butterfly. The butterfly was also associated with the god Eros, who was often depicted with butterfly wings. Greek jewellery often featured butterfly motifs, particularly in the Hellenistic period, when naturalistic designs became popular.

During the Victorian era, the butterfly became a popular motif in jewellery, particularly in mourning jewellery. Butterflies were seen as a symbol of the soul’s journey from life to death, and were often paired with other symbols of mourning, such as black enamel or jet. Butterfly brooches, pendants, and earrings were also popular items during this time, often featuring delicate filigree work and intricate details.

In the Art Nouveau period, which spanned from the late 19th century to the early 20th century, the butterfly was a popular motif in jewellery design. The Art Nouveau movement was characterized by its emphasis on natural forms and organic shapes, and the butterfly was a perfect symbol of this aesthetic. Butterfly brooches, pendants, and earrings from this period often featured sinuous lines, curving shapes, and colourful gemstones.

In the modern era, the butterfly continues to be a popular motif in jewellery design, with designers finding new and innovative ways to incorporate the beloved insect into their designs. From delicate butterfly stud earrings to bold butterfly necklaces, there’s a butterfly-inspired piece of jewellery for every style and taste.

Whether you’re drawn to butterflies for their symbolism, their beauty, or their whimsy, there’s no denying the enduring appeal of this beloved insect in the world of jewellery. So why not add a touch of butterfly-inspired beauty to your own collection and carry a piece of history and symbolism with you wherever you go?