Jewelry Trend to Watch: The Butterfly Motif

Hidalgo diamond butterfly hand ring


The popularity of butterfly jewelry really isn’t anything new. The colorful insect motif has been in use for centuries and was particularly evident during the Art Nouveau era. Still, the use of butterflies in modern jewelry seems to be on an upswing. It’s tough to pinpoint exactly why the motif is on the rise again; romantic silhouettes and woodland creatures seem to have captivated jewelry and fashion audiences, so it could stem from there. My ’90s-loving self wants to blame the resurgence of the era of ripped jeans and tattoo chokers, when Mariah Carey broke out of her shell (er, chrysalis) and utilized the butterfly as her own personal symbol. Every girl in my class wanted a butterfly necklace after that—it was the undeniable status symbol of an 11-year-old. But these looks aren’t for your grade-schoolers: Dripping in diamonds, colored gems, and intricate detail, madame butterfly is all grown up. I expect to see more looks like these at JCK Las Vegas (be on the lookout!) but for now, here’s just a taste.

For more information on each piece including designer, materials, and price, simply click each image.

Ande Jewelry Swiss blue topaz butterfly ring

Ande Jewelry



Yoko London South Sea pearl and diamond butterfly ring

Yoko London



Angelique de Paris coral tassel butterfly earrings

Angélique de Paris



Wendy Yue butterfly and jade flower ear cuff

Wendy Yue



Mastoloni Pearls South Sea pearl and diamond butterfly earrings

Mastoloni Pearls



Rhonda Faber Green diamond butterfly necklace

Rhonda Faber Green



Simon G tourmaline butterfly pendant

Simon G.



Lord Jewelry French enamel butterfly necklace

Lord Jewelry



Jye Luxury black and white diamond butterfly cuff bracelet

Jye Luxury Collection



Gayubo butterfly diamond bracelet




Karina Ariana fluttering butterfly bracelet

Karina Ariana

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