Dragonfly Jewelry Buying Guide
Do you need help selecting that perfect Dragonfly Jewelry Gift? With the many styles and types of dragonfly jewelry available, the choice can be a bit overwhelming. At ArtistGifts.com we have been helping customers find the right dragonfly earrings, necklace or pin for over 17 years. While purchasing a dragonfly jewelry piece is ultimately a personal choice, we hope this article will give you some direction.
Some History: About Dragonfly Jewelry Dragonfly jewelry and art has a long and varied history as this insect has held special meaning for many ancient cultures worldwide, as widely separated as Greece, China, Japan and our own Native Americans. Images of dragonflies are common in Art Nouveau jewelry and decorative pieces and in Europe and Ireland, dragonflies were associated with fairies and magic. Today the dragonfly is symbolic of transformation and renewal, freedom, illusion and because they have been on the earth for over 100 million years, they also represent longevity. With their elegant double wings, long bodies and amazing big eyes, dragonflies are a perfect subject for jewelry designers who have incorporated them into Art Nouveau, Contemporary, Stylized and Representational Styles.
Dragonfly Necklace, Earrings or Both? When selecting a piece of dragonfly jewelry as a gift, a first consideration can be deciding if you want a dragonfly necklace, dragonfly earrings, a dragonfly pin or a set of any dragonfly jewelry combination. Our handy Category Menu on the left side of our dragonfly jewelry page will display only dragonfly necklace styles or dragonfly earrings to help you narrow down your choices. Dragonfly Pins are not separated out as we only have a few, you will find them on our main dragonfly jewelry page. > Go to Our Dragonfly Jewelry page.
What do I want to spend on this Dragonfly Gift? Another consideration when choosing the perfect dragonfly necklace or earrings, is to decide on your price range. We have dragonfly earrings, necklaces and some very special dragonfly pins in a large selection of prices to fit a variety of budgets. Also, keep in mind that your decision on a piece may depend not just on price alone but also on the occasion (maybe a special anniversary or birthday) and who you are buying it for. When viewing our Dragonfly Jewelry Collection, you can use our “Sort by Price” feature to get you on the right track. This option as shown, will sort by price high to low or low to high making it easy to quickly identify the dragonfly jewelry pieces in your budget. > Go to Our Dragonfly Jewelry page.
Choosing a Style: Regardless of the material it is made of, Dragonfly Jewelry can be categorized as Art Nouveau, Representational or Stylized Dragonfly Jewelry.
Art Nouveau Dragonfly Jewelry: As mentioned earlier, dragonflies were an especially important subject in the Art Nouveau/Victorian movement. This type of dragonfly jewelry always seems to be in style and is especially popular now with the boho-chic movement. This style features organic elements with curved lines known as whips. Also closely related is the Art Deco or Victorian styles, both with similar design elements to Art Nouveau.
Representational Dragonfly Jewelry: Probably our largest style classification, representational dragonfly jewelry is available in gold, silver and enamel styles. For the purpose of this article, we are including dragonfly jewelry that is fairly if not very realistic and features veining on the wings and realistic proportions.
Stylized Dragonfly Jewelry: Our stylized dragonfly jewelry styles range from open wing contemporary pieces to montage designs and pieces featuring opals and other gemstones. Again, we have many pieces fitting this classification which are crafted in 14k gold, sterling silver, enamel and other metals. Due to the uniqueness of this classification, choosing a piece of stylized dragonfly jewelry is often a matter of taste or using something similar in style to other jewelry pieces she loves as a guide. Or your choice may be influenced by the piece being 14k gold for a special anniversary gift, having a specific birthstone, or maybe a design that closely resembles her dragonfly tattoo.
Finally, if choosing a piece of dragonfly jewelry made in the USA for your gift is important, we have a variety of styles handcrafted in the US by award winning jewelers. You can find our many USA made dragonfly jewelry pieces by visiting our USA Made Jewelry > Go to Our USA Made Jewelry page.
We hope this guide will help you find the perfect dragonfly jewelry gift for your dragonfly fan. Some hummingbird necklaces have your choice of chain lengths and some of our hummingbird earrings can be converted to clips so you can personalize many of them to suit her needs. All our Hummingbird Jewelry comes with Free U.S. Shipping (International shipping is also available) and will arrive gift boxed ready for gift giving. > Go to Our Dragonfly Jewelry page.