A highly detailed pewter butterfly hangs from a sterling silver chain, flanked by two faceted labradorite stones with lovely flashes of blue. From her wings, a fringe of stones in a rainbow of hues glisten. Iolite, amethyst, lapis, green agate, peridot, citrine, carnelian, garnet, smoky quartz and quartz crystal make up a tiny rainbow accent. All hang from sterling silver chain and a hand forged sterling clasp, measuring 18" long.
The reverse of the necklace says Metamorphosis-- perfect for transformations, big and small. This piece is named after the Irish sun goddess Etain, who was changed into a butterfly as a curse. She falls into a glass of wine and is swallowed by Etar, the wife of an Ulster chieftain who becomes pregnant-- Etain is reborn over 1,000 years after her first birth. Celtic cultures as well as many others from Mexico to Siberia have seen the butterfly as a symbol of the souls of the dead, traveling in search of their next life.