Dragonflies, those delicate creatures we often see at this time of the year are heavy-bodied, strong-flying insects that hold their wings horizontally both in flight and at rest. There has been dragonflies on our planet since the age of the dinosaur.
Dragonflies have various symbolic meanings and different countries view them with different eyes.
Native American tribes see dragonflies as representing swiftness and activity and also, the purity of water.
Japanese culture links the humble dragonfly to Autumn, but more often than not they are regarded as general symbols of courage, strength, and happiness.
Dragonflies became very popular during the Art Nouveau period, primarily in jewellery but also on fabrics and furniture.
One of our collections here at oceanj, Dige designs uses the dragonfly in jewellery that has a soft and delicate feel to it, like the gossamer wings of the insect, the jewellery has a quality to it that is delicate and beguiling in equal parts.
Jewellery often uses insects and creatures as a feature, sometimes in (almost) caricature form, but we believe Dige capture the essence of the dragonfly perfectly and they make the jewellery delicate and bold at the same time.
Dige jewellery is featured in our sale. Check out the sale tab at the top of the home page and discover the beautiful craftsmanship that makes this collection so stunning