This sterling silver dragonfly pendant measures 30 mm in length and 50 mm across the span of its wings. Because of their speed, strength and beauty dragonflies represent swiftness and activity. The iridescence of their wings, and presence near lakes and rivers also give them a natural association with water and purity.
They have been often used as an artistic subject, with roots in traditional Japanese art, and inspiring a magical symbolism in Art Nouveau designs in the West. The ephemeral quality of the dragonfly speaks to all of us -- life is short, so one must be as brilliant and beautiful as one can in the time one has.
Pictured on an 18" snake chain (not included).