Solid 18K Gold Butterfly Necklace – “Lovey”


Swallowtail 18K Solid Gold Butterfly Jewel “Lovey”

Size: 1.1”h, 1.25” w
24k wires

Swallowtail butterfly design/shape

Delivered in its own rosewood box for safe keeping.

Comes with a 1mm, 16- or 18-inch, 18k gold vermeil chain.
(Please specify length in the order notes at checkout.)

**May take 2-4 weeks for delivery, as each piece is specially handcrafted.**

Want color added to your butterfly? Just ask! Shirley is a true artist and can add color to your solid gold butterfly upon request. Please contact her for details.

Lovey… solid gold butterfly necklace

Normally, Artist Shirley Matteson designs and creates handcrafted, fine silver jewelry. Here, she has created ‘Lovely,’ a gorgeous gold swallowtail butterfly necklace, set in solid 18k gold.

Inspired by butterflies of all colors, Shirley has created a gorgeous, gold swallowtail butterfly necklace named ‘Lovey’. Black enamel edging highlights the gold inlay and the tiny gold wires used in the Cloissoné jewlery making process. The whole jewel is set in solid 18k gold. The result is a luminous gold butterfly that’s sure to amaze.

Shirley uses a technique called ‘Cloissoné,’ to create these luminous butterflies. First, she inlays gold into the butterfly shape, then bends tiny wires to form the butterfly wings structural lines. Then, she fills in the shapes with a black edge and body and the remainder with transparent enamel. In the end, what emerges is a truly unique piece of wearable art that will stand out and get noticed.

The Solid Gold Butterfly Jewel

Of course, Shirley’s butterfly jewelry comes with a rosewood box, storage pouch, and gold vermeil chain.  Also, be sure to let her know at checkout if you prefer a 16-inch or 18-inch chain.  Naturally, when you’re not showing off your fabulous gold butterfly necklace, keep her in her silvercloth pouch so she won’t get tarnished.

Or, if you love the butterfly design, but are looking for something larger that will stand out more, check out Shirley’s larger solid gold butterfly necklace, ‘Precious.’

If you prefer, Shirley’s butterfly necklaces can also be set in silver instead of gold. She also has created a whole line of more colorful butterfly pendants.