“Butterfly- Among the ancients, an emblem of the soul and of unconscious attraction towards light. The purification of the soul by fire represented in Romanesque art by the burning ember placed by the angel in the prophet’s mouth, is visually portrayed on a small Mattei urn by means of an image of love holding a butterfly close to a flame. The Angel of Death was represented by Gnostics as a winged foot crushing a butterfly, from which we may deduce that the butterfly was equated with life rather than with the soul in the sense of the spirit or transcendent being. This also explains why psychoanalysis regards the butterfly as a symbol of rebirth.”
This ring also has a unique evergreen branch stamping along the whole band.
The ring is made entirely of sterling silver and is a size 9 (but wide bands fit tighter so you should size up 1/4-1/2 a size).