I found a pair of beautiful orange carnelian agate butterflies and have made them into earrings. In front if the butterflies is a 18k gold vermeil dangle - almost like a cutout snowflake. They drop 1 1/2" from a 18k gold vermeil post. These have great symbolism and a wonderful color and movement - a real conversation starter.
The Chinese symbol of the butterfly represents love, specifically young love. The butterfly symbolizes an undying bond between lovers, joy and married happiness, It is an emblem of summer and symbolizes long life and immortality.
The most favorable carnelian pieces are a deep red to red-orange hue. Carnelian has a long and storied past, and was once considered strictly the property of the noble class. People holding a high social status were often buried with this gem stone.
Item ID: CE5465RL