Some things never lose their beauty or magic. And I happen to think that butterfly earrings are one of those!
Butterflies are special to many people for many reasons. I love the idea of incorporating this symbol into your wedding day look with an elegant pair of butterfly earrings.
In this article, we’ll cover how and why you might choose to bring such symbolism into your wedding day ensemble. I dug deep, and searched for the most exquisite pairs to add to this curated list of our favorites. Hope you love them all as much as I do!
The Butterfly Prize
As a teenager, I played in athletic championships that were often sponsored by various local businesses. The summer I turned 15, a local jeweler sponsored one of these events. The winners got to choose a piece of fine jewelry from the prize table.
Lucky for me, I had a solid final day and was granted the winning title. I may have been more excited to have first choice and take home a new piece of sparkling jewels. As I looked through the tiny boxes, a gorgeous set of tiny 18K gold and diamond earrings screamed my name.
To this day, I wear those earrings and they have brought so much joy and many compliments over the years.
Why Wear Butterflies?
I often think about butterflies in a personal season of transformation. Often the butterfly symbol is seen on cards of support and encouragement during challenging life events. They can also represent the beautiful aspects of transformation, change, hope, and growth.
“In all of their splendor and their strife, butterflies represent new beginnings and new life.”— Quote about Butterflies
I can’t think of a more appropriate symbol for the new beginning of a marriage and your life as a couple. I adore the idea of softly incorporating this symbolism into your special day with jewelry and accessories. Imagine a tasteful set of butterfly earrings fluttering on your earlobes!
Incorporate Butterflies Earrings with your Bridal Look
To narrow down the choice of earring, I suggest thinking about how you will wear your hair.
Hair Up or Half-up – If choosing to wear your hair up or half-up, a more dramatic, long earring works wonderfully. With your hair half up you can wear either a drop earring or stud.
Hair Down – If you will wear your hair down, and there will be a lot of volume around your face, I suggest a more simple look for your ears. A pair of stud earrings that sit mostly on your earlobe should do the trick.
Other Accessories – A set of longer earrings looks wonderful with a delicate necklace and a few tiny metallic butterfly hairpins. Small stud earrings can combine with a more significant piece or matching pendant around the neck.
Best Butterfly Earring Picks
After a thorough search of all things butterfly, here is my list of the most graceful, luxurious butterfly earrings I’d love to get my hands on.
1) Rose Gold and Diamond Stud Butterfly Earrings
Sparkle and shine with these delicate stud earrings. A luxurious cluster of butterflies features 9 carat rose and white gold with a luxurious cherry on top. What a brilliant diamond look! These versatile earrings will match just about any dress and hairstyle.
2) Butterfly Wing Diamond Earrings
Subtle symmetry meets sophisticated style with this pair of elegant diamond and 14K yellow gold earrings. We love the cascade of diamonds that will fall just below the earlobe. To top it all off, they also come in your choice of beautiful rose or white gold.
3) Gold Minimalist Stud Earrings
These earrings are great for the bride who wants a more minimalist approach to her accessories. Delicate and dainty, this set will complement your look without taking anything away.
4) Butterfly Thread-Through Earrings
There is something so graceful about this set of thread-through earrings. Suspended from a delicate chain, the butterflies are free to move and shine with you as you walk down the aisle.
5) Conflict-Free Diamond Butterfly Earrings
This is one of our favorite luxury choices on our list and it’s easy to see why. Made with brilliant baguette and round-cut conflict-free diamonds, this set of earrings could be the highlight of your look. Solid 14K rose gold forms the perfect setting for these gorgeous diamonds.
6) Butterfly Dangle Earrings
We love the detail in these 24ct gold plated dangle earrings from highly rated Etsy seller Fun With Milliefiori. This unique set of earrings is handmade using a special molding technique to create an authentic-looking butterfly wing. The dangle length makes this earring pair perfectly with an up-do.
7) 14K Gold Tourmaline Butterfly Earrings
For those brides who would like a tiny little pop of color, these gold butterfly studs with tourmaline are a stunning choice. We love that they can be customized to suit your preference of gemstone and gold color. Choose your birthstone or a favorite color you will wear again in the years to come.
8) Diamond and Gold Cluster Butterfly Earrings
Here is another favorite pair on our list due to the timeless nature. This set of butterfly earrings is adorned with exquisite marquise diamonds and set in your choice of color and quality of gold. Delicate yet impressive, you’re certain to wear this sparkling little set on your ears well beyond your big day.
9) Butterfly Wing Earrings
These ethereal earrings draw their design from the pattern of an actual butterfly wing. Whether you are a nature-lover getting married in the outdoors or simply looking for a striking piece on your ears, this is the lovely looking set.
10) Butterfly Wing Drop Earrings
Last on our list is this set of modern chic drop earrings. Right on trend with some of the ceramic and shell looks we’ve seen on runways lately, these earrings make the right kind of statement. Finished with 18K yellow gold, this pair will accentuate many different white gown designs.
Whether you choose to wear them on your ears, around your neck, or both, we would love to hear why butterflies are important to you. Leave us a comment below!
That wraps up our list of our favorite fluttery friends in earring form. See how striking this little symbol can look on a piece of fine jewelry!
We would love to know how you plan to incorporate butterflies into your wedding day.
Whether you choose to wear them on your ears, around your neck, or both, tell us why butterflies are important to you. Leave us a comment below!