Previously, jewelry was worn not just for the sake of creating an image. Symbols were used as a talisman or a sign of belonging to a certain family or class. Perhaps today, when wearing this or that trinket, a person does not put so much meaning into it, but a woman’s jewelry can clearly understand her mood or state of mind. We figure out what can be said about the girl who put on earrings with wings.
What do they mean?
Earrings in the form of wings symbolize flight, speed and elevation above earthly life. In ancient Syria and Egypt, wings meant the rebirth of a new life, the search for the true path, lifting up above oneself. In China, the heavenly forces and the vital spirit.
The Vikings endowed the wings of the maidens, which carried the souls of warriors to heaven. In the Christian tradition, angels perform a similar function, which at the same time are protectors. Therefore, earrings with angel wings are also popular - they symbolize the protection of the human soul.
Earrings in the shape of butterfly wings for a modern person are associated with youth, lightness and even naivety. In Eastern culture, the butterfly symbolizes rebirth, the ability to transform and magical transformations. Earrings with wings give the image of lightness, youth and femininity.
Who uses today?
Wing earrings made of gold or silver flash across Victoria's Secret lingerie shows. They are consistently present in the collections of jewelry houses, without going out of fashion. For example, in 2007 Van Cleef & Arpels created the Isadora jewel for Ballets Precieux. The jewel has the silhouette of a bird-woman, which, as it were, takes off in a jump on outstretched socks.
In 2011, the same jewelry house presented the Bals de Legende collection, investing motifs from the Swan Lake ballet into it. Combining black and white gems, Van Cleef & Arpels tried to convey the moment when the white swan turns into its black essence. As practice shows, "winged" motifs have stood the test of time for more than a decade and are at the peak of popularity among buyers today.