The nature trend has been running through the jewellery and accessories market for a long time now, and we've seen owls, cats, foxes and a smattering of zebra. But the butterfly is an all-time favourite, and consistently sells well.

Perhaps it's because it's fairly simple silhouette lends itself beautifully to being crafted in all kinds of materials, but I think it's also due to it being synonymous with spring, summer and sunshine, which in turn make us happy.

So when I got up today to be greeted by a bright sunny morning, I reached for my Elodie butterfly necklace and bracelet.

As for the title of this post, it comes from an appropriate Irish blessing:

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.

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