While this necklace is beautiful and can certainly be enjoyed by any butterfly enthusiasts, it's true purpose has a deeper meaning.
A friend of mine had a brother who had just announced to her family that he and his fiancee were expecting a baby. She was 12 weeks along. Without divulging too many details, the expecting parents lost their baby in a heart-breaking miscarriage. My friend approached me about creating a piece of jewelry to celebrate and commemorate the loss in the family. After some research, I came up with the idea of a butterfly necklace. Carrying a baby is much like a transformation process. The mother develops a very strong and beautiful bond with the life growing inside of them until they give birth to a precious human life. To me, a butterfly symbolizes the life that may no longer be with her but gently flitters to Heaven. Having never experienced pain, discomfort, loss or rejection, her perfect baby rejoins his or her Creator in pure joy. While every lost child is a devastating experience here on earth, I wanted to create a piece that would symbolize the reunion celebration taking place in Heaven.