The Oxford English Dictionary derives the word straightforwardly from Old English butorflēoge, butter-fly; similar names in Old Dutch and Old High German indicate that the name is ancient. One possible source of the name is the bright yellow male of the common brimstone butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni). Another is that butterflies were on the wing in meadows during the spring and summer butter season while the grass was growing.
Our delicate butterfly earrings in 14 karat white gold are perfect for any occasion. They are set with 20 round brilliant diamonds, G-H colour, SI clarity weighing 0.40 carats, total, and weigh 2.3 grams. Available in yellow or rose gold.
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