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Butterflies Take Flight on the Red Carpet

Jewelry designers are using the motif to indicate a time of transformation.




Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey wears a butterfly ring as she is inducted into the 2022 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

MANY JEWELRY DESIGNERS are finding inspiration in the butterfly motif, which embodies the concept of transformation. It’s a suitable symbol for a time of change and renewal in the world. It’s being interpreted in yellow gold, like the one by James Banks (pictured at right), in which the artist uses a method called shakudō, which was once used to construct and decorate Japanese swords. We also see butterflies in platinum and other white metals, as in the ring that Mariah Carey wore when she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June.

Foundrae 18K gold oversized Reverie medallion.


18K gold oversized Reverie medallion.



James Banks White Kamehameha pendant

James Banks

White Kamehameha pendant in 18K white gold, shakudō, 14K pink gold and 18K yellow gold.


Jacquie Aiche  14K yellow gold large two-row pavé diamond butterfly teardrop center ring.

Jacquie Aiche

14K yellow gold large two-row pavé diamond butterfly teardrop center ring.


Beth Bernstein is a published author of three books and jewelry and fashion expert with 18+ years experience. A broad knowledge of the history of jewelry and fashion coupled with a background in "the story", writing, trends, design concepts has earned Beth a proven track record.



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