Butterfly Rings in Sterling Silver and (Semi)Precious Stones

by Mira

Some of these rings come with semiprecious or precious stones, like amethyst, diamonds, and sapphires, and they sell for under $60, $50, or $25. They make great Christmas gifts.

I was at the mall yesterday, browsing around. There were lots of Christmas stalls, with gifts from jewelry to various hand-made clothing (hats and scarves, jackets, dresses, sweaters, shirts, skirts, etc.), lots of sweets (some Romanian, some Turkish or Lebanese), music and DVDs (and you could play with a touchscreen, after scanning any DVD’s bar code, to listen to anything they had available), books, some good wine, budget Christmas baskets, and so on. Unfortunately, pretty much everything, even the craft items, were rather expensive. I love buying from artisans but this Christmas it did not happen.

Anyway, I returned to these Christmas gifts areas after I bought a film ticket (to a film I’m still thinking about, by the Cohen brothers, titled Inside Llewyn Davis – another one of those “deceptively simple” movies I like) . . . but instead of spending some more time at these stalls I stepped into a jewelry shop I had never been in before.

I haven’t bought gold or silver jewelry in a very long time. I did buy some crafted rings though these past few years. But this time I felt that next year I’d like to buy something in gold or silver. And so I stepped into the jewelry store thinking of a vague New Year resolution: a new ring, to replace an old one I've been wearing for years. I left wishing to find next year a great butterfly ring in silver and a semiprecious or precious stone.

A Butterfly Ring in Sterling Silver with Black Diamonds

Read more about it further down in the article. You'll find a link to it there as well.
A ring that will help perfect a stylish look
A ring that will help perfect a stylish look

Back to the Mall for a Moment

I was telling you about my visit to a jewelry store at the mall. First thing I noticed upon entering the light-filled display area was that they had lots of bling jewelry: lots (and I mean lots) of zirconia set in yellow and/or white gold. Some of it seemed fine for an occasion or two, but not for a ring that you would want to wear all (most of) the time. So then I asked about the displays behind me.

And that’s when I saw the most beautiful butterfly ring, with topaz and tiny diamonds, set in 18K white gold. I looked at the price and reeled: some 7,200 lei, which comes to around 1,600 euros. The best part was that it past part of a set: ring, necklace, and earrings. Imagine the total cost. But the stone, the diamonds (which I didn't stop to inspect closely), and the workmanship were exquisite.

It made me realize that I may like expensive jewelry after all, even if I may never have the money for it – or want to spend my money on it, should I ever have it. Some expensive jewelry – two years ago my eye was caught in an antiques store by an Art Deco platinum ring – is, indeed, great art.

And as with paintings, you can be content with admiring it, every now and then, for a short while.

Now, some paintings you like you may actually get to afford. Same with jewelry. Amazon offers many butterfly rings that may appeal to various kinds of jewelry lovers. The prices are very good: many such rings sell for under $50 or $60, and some great ones go even lower, under $25.

Sterling Silver Butterfly Ring

From the German brand VINANI. $49.95 today (down from $75)
VINANI brand Germany 925 Sterling Silver Ring for Women B...

Here’s an intricate design in sterling silver. All reviewers gave it five stars, saying it’s beautiful, “uniquely different,” very comfortable, and doesn’t snag clothing. Silver can be, indeed, “uniquely different,” and “gorgeous / fantabulous” (adjectives used by the reviewers) when it’s worked in a filigree-like fashion. I saw a filigree necklace at a Christmas booth the other day, and it reminded me about the beauty of silver and working in silver (once I even thought of taking a silver jewelry class as a hobby). But Amazon sells this kind of stuff for much cheaper. Right now it sells for $49.95, down from $75.

Butterfly Filigree Ring

From Bling Jewelry. $25.99-$26.99 today (down from $56.99)
Bling Jewelry Silver Open Butterfly Filigree Right Hand Ring

There are more butterfly rings in filigree silver to explore on Amazon. I’m showing you one more. It's almost half the price of the first one. It sells for $25.99-$26.99, down from $56.99. It weights 2 grams (1.6 ounces), and just like with any ring, you can select the size. You may find it’s the perfect gift this Christmas for a teenage girl in your life. If she won’t like it well enough, one of her friends surely will.

Amethyst Butterfly Ring with Diamonds

From MyJewelryBox. $59.99 today (down from $120)
Purple Amethyst Butterfly Ring with Diamonds 3/4 Carat (c...

Then there are sterling silver butterfly rings with semiprecious stones. This one has purple amethyst and white diamonds, and it sells for $59.99, down from $120. It’s a great deal for a ring in sterling silver, with amethysts and white diamonds. I don’t know much about white diamonds, but I’m reading they can be pretty expensive. And amethyst is not one of the cheapest semiprecious stones either.

There are also black diamonds. This other ring I’m showing you, where the contours of the butterfly’s wings are done in black diamonds, is rather striking. In fact, it makes me think of a wearer with a darker, or, if not, a more mysterious personality. Even the shape of the butterfly is more angular. It’s certainly a butterfly that draws the eye – and I like the minimalism of its lines. It has enough going on inside the contours of the wings to brighten it up, but not too much to make it bling. The more I look at this design, the more I like it. Whoever created it did a very good job. I’m not 100% happy with the butterfly's antennae, but that’s a minor objection. By the way, this ring sells for only $24.99, down from $79.99.

Butterfly Ring in Sterling Silver and Black Diamonds

From SuperJeweler. Click to see more images of it on Amazon. $24.99 today (down from $79.99).
Black Diamond Butterfly Ring Crafted In Solid Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver and CZ Butterfly Ring

From Jewelry Adviser Rings
Sterling Silver & CZ Brilliant Embers Butterfly Ring

For people who like a friendlier kind of black butterfly, I found this rhodium-plated sterling silver ring with CZ (cubic zirconia). The lighter note is also achieved by four violet stones in the body of the butterflies. I can’t tell what they could be and the seller doesn’t mention them. This ring sells right now for $49.18, down from $122.95. The seller mentions that it offers it on Amazon for 60% off retail prices. It also comes with a free gift box, should you want one. You can also return it within 30 days of purchase if you’re not happy with it.

Back to beautiful, colorful semiprecious and precious stones, here’s a ring in sterling silver and sapphire. Of the four precious stones – diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald – sapphire and emerald are my favorites. These stones can be both understated and gorgeous. The more you look at them, the more they have to offer. They’re not cheap, so I’m surprised, again, that Amazon offers this ring at such a good price: $59.99 (down from $100.00). This may be a great gift for your girlfriend or wife this Christmas. Even women who are not much into jewelry tend to love semiprecious and precious stones. And if your partner doesn’t already, she will certainly be inspired by this ring to learn more about them. By the way, this ring also has 18K white gold plating.

Butterfly Ring in 925 Silver 18K Gold Plating and Genuine Sapphires

From Lily Lee. Sells for only $59.99
Lily Lee Genuine Sapphire 925 Silver 18K White Gold Plating Butterf...

Happy Holidays!

If these rings are only close to what you’re looking for, that is to say not really your thing or your partner’s, friend, teenage daughter or nice, then feel free to click on the butterfly ring that inspires you the most, and you will find similar items.

Have a great holiday season!

Updated: 02/06/2016, Mira
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Mira on 02/06/2016

I don't know if I'll write an article but I'll surely be photographing around to see what artisans have created this year :)

DerdriuMarriner on 02/04/2016

Mira, Very nice selection. It's quite a striking combination, the black diamonds with the silver.
Do you have time to write a Wizzley article about martisor what with March being just around the corner?

Mira on 05/05/2014

Sorry for the confusion. What I was trying to say is that I can't send a little silver something from here to the US. I will look into it again, but I have been sending a friend gifts for her birthday and I had to be careful to choose "bling" jewelry (looked better than it sounds) instead of something in silver. Now, I may be able to order something in silver from Amazon UK. I don't know. It may require a customs fee. I will look into this as well. Usually, there's no customs fee for things from the European Amazon sites, because of the EU customs union. If I were to order something from Amazon.com, I would pay (big) custom fees. I think books are exempt though.

Guest on 05/05/2014

Mira, My goodness, there is so much that is to be learned in this world! Not being able to buy or send precious metals via Amazon: I had no idea.
I hope that you write one day about "martisor." It sounds intriguing, a lovely tradition.
Much as I love butterflies, in a choice I would opt for dragonflies. I've never recovered from the awe I felt as a child upon seeing my first dragonfly. They always gravitated to my sister; I think that they saw her as a kindred spirit or perhaps as they would look in human form.

Mira on 05/05/2014

I actually kept looking for a butterfly ring for myself. Didn't find anything in stores over here, and am not sure I can buy precious metals on Amazon. Maybe I can. I know I can't send any as a gift, because I was thinking about sending someone a small four-leaf clover as a token of spring and good luck (we have a tradition here in March called the "martisor"). I'm now thinking of looking for dragonflies on rings and pendants. Like you, I'm in owe of this creature.

Guest on 05/05/2014

Mira, These rings are lovely. I use my hands so much that I tend not to wear rings, which tend to feel confining for me as I cook or draw or sew or garden. Nevertheless, I admire them and appreciate their artistry. Your article affirms what so many of us know to be true: butterflies are beautiful.

Mira on 04/16/2014

I'm still very impressed with the one with black diamonds, but it's a little too dark for my tastes.
I think butterfly rings are nice for little girls, too.

sheilamarie on 04/13/2014

Some pretty options for butterfly lovers. I like the one with sapphires.

Mira on 03/18/2014

Thank you, Violette! :)

VioletteRose on 03/18/2014

Beautiful selection of butterfly rings, they look so pretty :) the Embers ring look so nice!

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