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A handsome and unmistakable character during spring and summer, peacock butterflies (Aglais io) are resident in the UK. They spend the winter hibernating and are often one of the first butterflies to emerge in spring. Not only beautiful, their colourful markings are an effective defence, warding off deadly attacks from predators. The peacock is also a territorial butterfly so behind the beauty of this stunning butterfly is a fierce and bold little warrior. Inspired by the symbolism of the butterfly – change, growth, transformation, rebirth and beauty – this brooch also draws on the survival instinct and fortitude of this creature.
Handmade from sterling silver sheet and individually etched, this brooch measures approximately 3cm across and has a tie-tack fastener on the back.