For nature lovers this solid 10 carat gold pendant symbolises beauty and transformation. Butterflies were referred to in old and more recent Irish Literature as messengers between this world and the Otherworld, probably as a reference to their transformative life cycle. Author Muiris O'Súilleabháin writes about a dream where a butterfly temporarily transports his friend from this realm to the otherworld. Lady Speranza Wilde's folklore collection also refers to a butterfly transporting a soul to the otherworld. In this Legend, The Wooing of Étaín, Étaín is transformed by a jealous woman into a beautiful purple butterfly. Later, she falls into a drinking cup and is swallowed and in keeping with the ethereal qualities if a butterfly, she is subsequently reborn over a thousand years later after her first birth.
This 10 carat solid gold product measures 11mm long and 29mm wide. It is hallmarked in the Assay Office at Dublin Castle Ireland