Most jewelry is simply meant to be beautiful. But the truly special pieces… the ones you return to time and again… are meaningful as well. The graceful lines and delicate details of these Celtic butterfly earrings are quite lovely, no doubt about it. But it is the spiritual imagery found in them that really make them shine.
The butterfly is a nearly universal symbol of transformation. Don't we all feel a sort of kinship with the caterpillar, who trundles along from leaf to leaf hardly even lifting his head to observe the world around him, only to be reborn with wings, and the ability to soar in the sunshine? Which of us has not wished for a dark, protective cocoon to retreat to, in the hopes of emerging with new-found strengths and talents?
At the center of each Celtic Butterfly lies a pentacle, showing the spirit in balance with the four elements of earth, water, air, and fire. This design is copyrighted by artist Paul Borda.
The Celtic Butterfly Earrings measure 1 1/8" tall, including the hooks. They are made of sterling silver. For pierced ears onl
Copyrighted design by artist Paul Borda.
Who made this design?
The Celtic Butterfly design was created by Paul Borda, one of the leading pagan artists in the world today. Paul begins his creative process with ritual, meditation, and visualization. Once he has a clear picture of the piece in his head, he moves on to carving in wood or stone. The final step in the process is handing off his finished piece to skilled jewelers who re-interpret the design on a smaller scale so that it can be worn and enjoyed. Paul pours hundreds of hours into a project like this, and a lifetime of experience, and it certainly shows in the final product, wouldn't you agree?Can I get these earrings set with gemstones?
These earrings are not available with gemstones. However, we do carry a matching pendant, with a slightly larger butterfly, that is available with either a moonstone or amethyst cabochon.