Winterchild Silver Jewelry - Symbolic, meaningful sterling silver jewellery from Canada's North.

Favourite Insects - Symbol Selection

Our favourite insect symbols, butterfly and dragonfly, are available on all of our handcrafted sterling silver, copper, pewter or gold jewellery (necklaces, earrings, and bracelets). Esther Winter, jewellery designer draws each original Winterchild symbol by hand. The symbol is then forged into a hardened steel stamp. Next, the stamp is hammered into the sterling silver, copper, pewter or gold to create an imprint. Final touches include curving the piece and polishing. Handcrafted in the Yukon, Canada.


Reference Scale

Jewellery Reference Scale

Scale shows size of the symbols on a sample 14mm silver disc.

Butterfly Symbol on Handcrafted Silver Jewelry


We are all happily caught off guard by the sighting of a butterfly, and effortlessly a smile steals across our faces. This universal reaction truly is amazing. Butterfly's metamorphosis also captivates us and gives us inspiration during difficult times in life. When life's journey is hard we need the hope that we can succeed. May this symbol inspire you to keep pushing on.

Dragonfly Symbol on Silver Jewellery


A favourite memory is canoeing lazily in a pond near Mayo, with flashes of iridescent blue and green dragonflies buzzing everywhere. Few performances have captivated me so well. They had my undivided attention.

Ladybug Silver Jewellery


Who isnít fond of ladybugs? In many cultures this tiny red and black beetle is considered a symbol of "good-luck"! In the Middle Ages, during a time when crops were being destroyed by pests, farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help, soon afterwards ladybugs came into the area and ate the pests. In gratitude they were given the name, "Beetles of Our Lady" and have since become known as ladybugs!