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Dragonfly jewellery symbolism

Dragonfly jewellery symbolism. Marion Cotillard For the December issue of the British edition of the magazine Harper's Bazaar. Photo September 2012. Photographer Ben Hassett

Dragonfly jewellery symbolism. Marion Cotillard For the December issue of the British edition of the magazine Harper’s Bazaar. Photo September 2012. Photographer Ben Hassett

The symbolism of a dragonfly is quite contradictory. In the East, it is a symbol of the coming summer. The Japanese consider dragonflies a symbol of military valor, they were sacrificed to the gods, asking for victory. According to legend, the island of Honshu was called the Island of dragonfly. A dragonfly Tunb, which symbolizes Japan’s courage, brings happiness and good fortune. For the American Indians dragonfly embodies whirlwind speed and activity. In the West, dragonfly is often associated with witches (in the English language, the word sounds like a dragonfly, literally – “the Dragon Fly”). Also, sometimes it can share the symbolism of the butterfly, which embodies immortality and regeneration.

Famous jeweler Wallace Chan with his dragonfly brooch

Dragonfly jewellery symbolism. Famous jeweler Wallace Chan with his dragonfly brooch

Dragonfly vintage brooch. De Lizza & Elster costume jewelry

Dragonfly jewellery. De Lizza & Elster

As a seasonal symbol in Japan, the dragonfly is associated with autumn. More generally, dragonflies are symbols of courage, strength, and happiness, and they often appear in art and literature, especially haiku. Japanese children catch large dragonflies as a game, using a hair with a small pebble tied to each end, which they throw into the air.

Dragonfly ring. Master Exclusive Jewelry House, Russia

Dragonfly jewellery. ring. Master Exclusive Jewelry House, Russia

Swedish folklore holds that the devil uses dragonflies to weigh people’s souls. The Norwegian name for dragonflies is “eye-poker”, and in Portugal, they are sometimes called “eyes-snatcher”. They are often associated with snakes, as in the Welsh name gwas-y-neidr, “adder’s servant”. The Southern United States term “snake doctor” refers to a folk belief that dragonflies follow snakes around and stitch them back together if they are injured.

Oscar De La Renta large vintage brooch Dragonfly

Oscar De La Renta large vintage brooch Dragonfly

Dragonfly on a tree. Master Exclusive Jewelry House, Russia

Dragonfly on a tree. Master Exclusive Jewelry House, Russia

Dragonflies are considered to be “typically female” along with images of butterflies and flowers, paying attention to the fragility, vulnerability, ease of these insects without giving the value of their endurance, strength, predatory habits. Still, the perception of a dragonfly, at least is ambivalent, and if you want to emphasize the combination of fragility and inner strength, then this character – for you.

Dragonfly brooch. Master Exclusive Jewelry House, Russia

Dragonfly jewellery. brooch. Master Exclusive Jewelry House, Russia

Excellent diamond brooch dragonfly Tiffany & Co.  1900. Note the body of the links. This dragonfly owe  Art Nouveau their popularity

Excellent diamond brooch dragonfly Tiffany & Co. 1900. Note the body of the links. This dragonfly owe Art Nouveau their popularity

Images of dragonflies are common in Art Nouveau, especially in jewellery designs.

Dragonfly brooch, Italian Capriccio jewelry collection

Dragonfly jewellery. brooch, Italian Capriccio jewelry collection

Dragonfly brooch with rubies and diamonds by jewellery company ESG (Emanuel and Sophie Guillaume). 2000. ESG House embodied naturalistic motifs through innovative vanguard technologies. This brooch made of titanium alloy. Rubies perfectly match in color – all Burma origin.

Dragonfly brooch by Master Exclusive Jewelry House, Russia

Dragonfly jewellery. brooch by Master Exclusive Jewelry House, Russia

Joan Rivers brooch Dragonfly

Joan Rivers brooch Dragonfly

Look into the eyes of a dragonfly to see how the sky is rinsing clouds in the lake … And thanks to classic fabulist Ivan Krylov, who in the fable “The Dragonfly and the Ant” showed our character frivolous, dragonfly began associated with frivolous and instability:
The joyful Dragonfly sang the summer away,
And found herself poor
By the winter’s first roar.

Alchemy Gothic Clockwork Darter Necklace. The ubiquitous Victorian dragonfly, ingeniously brought-up to the technical specifications

Alchemy Gothic Clockwork Darter Necklace. The ubiquitous Victorian dragonfly, ingeniously brought-up to the technical specifications

Generally, a dragonfly – one of the oldest insects, her remains were found in the sediments of coal Jurassic times. These delicate insects did not only survive, but have spread to all parts of the world. Dragonflies enjoyed great respect among the Japanese, they are considered a symbol of martial valor. To it were dedicated a lot of haiku.

Swoboda vintage brooch Dragonfly

Swoboda vintage brooch Dragonfly

In China, the dragonfly is associated with the onset of summer, instability and weakness. These insects – the most sensitive indicators of the rainy season, the impending change of weather can be found on their behavior. Miniaturist Chen Fong Shin on the wings of dragonflies not only painted but also wrote poetry.

Austrian brooch Dragonfly

Austrian brooch Dragonfly

Slavic peoples took dragonflies with fear and prejudice, considered them related to evil. Generally, insects – the traditional symbol of a brief human existence on earth, and dragonflies and butterflies – a symbol of salvation. Today dragonfly – a symbol of lightness, grace, levity, speed. Sometimes, like a butterfly, it represents immortality, rebirth, and that in relation to our senses – their ability to recover.

Brooch Dragonfly, jeweler Maria Brik, Israel

Brooch Dragonfly, jeweler Maria Brik, Israel

Dragonfly belongs to two worlds. Her iridescent wings evoke memories of the magical time, and help realize that in this world there is only the visible reality. Looking at the dragonfly, it seems that our lives are as fleeting, that we should not turn it into a sad reality. If you want to change something in your family and sexual life, please refer to the energy of dragonflies, because according to feng shui, the symbol of Dragonfly is used to wish the ease and innovation in partnerships.

Japanese vintage brooch Dragonfly

Japanese vintage brooch Dragonfly

Japanese vintage brooch – enamel in the form of a lovely dragonfly with beautiful, soft enamel colors gentle reminder of the warm and sunny summer spring. A unique feature of the dragonfly is the fact that it begins its life in the water, and then it has wings and can fly. Thus, the dragonfly is able to conquer the two elements – water and air.

Flight of dragonflies in raindrops

Flight of dragonflies in raindrops

Modern woman burdened with many problems often can not afford dragonfly lightness. It is hoped that this character somehow magically is able to give her power of flight, carelessness and joy.

Joan Rivers vintage brooch Dragonfly

Joan Rivers vintage brooch Dragonfly

Kirks Folly Dragonfly vintage brooch

Kirks Folly Dragonfly vintage brooch

Vintage set of Dragonfly earrings and pendant

Dragonfly jewellery. Vintage set of earrings and pendant

Vintage brooches a dragonfly and a bird

Vintage brooches a dragonfly and a bird

Kirks folly brooch Angels dancing with dragonflies

Kirks folly brooch Angels dancing with dragonflies

Dragonfly vintage brooch

Dragonfly vintage brooch

Vintage brooches Dragonfly

Vintage brooches Dragonfly

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