The dragonfly has been a subject of intrigue in every single continent it is found in. But perhaps the one country in which the dragonfly is most revered is Japan.
'Akitsushima''Isle of the Dragonfly' was the name Japan was known by in the 11th century. The Emperor himself had named his country in honor of the dragonfly. He believed the energy of the dragonfly was sacred and brought good fortune to him and his people. It is said Japanese warriors in the 17th century adorned their helmets with the dragonfly motif to bring them strength and protection.
In our Good Fortune Earrings, the winged warrior is sculpted of sterling silver upon a backdrop of shimmering black abalone, capturing the magical iridescence of the dragonfly beautifully.