Aim for the Stars - Change & Transformation - Cocoon & Butterfly Wax Seal Charm

Pictured is a butterfly rising from its cocoon with the Latin motto reading "natus humi post opus astra peto" meaning "AFTER MUCH WORK I RISE TO THE STARS".

The butterfly is a symbol of transformation because of its impressive process of metamorphosis. From egg, to larvae (caterpillar), to pupa (the chrysalis or cocoon) and from the cocoon the butterfly, after much work and transformation, emerges in unfurling glory. In heraldry the butterfly is a symbol of freedom and the soul.

This pendant is symbolic of change and transformation, of emerging on the other side a better more impressive you......... embrace the changes in your life and rise to the stars.


Your jewelry comes beautifully gift boxed and includes a card with the charms meaning & symbolism, ready for gifting!
►SIZE: charm measures 3/4" long (measured for the top of the bail) x 5/8" wide
►MATERIALS: Sterling Silver
►NECKLACE OPTION: You may chose to order JUST the pendant or select from a variety of sterling chains available in shiny silver or antiqued silver finishes from the drop down menus.
►CHARM ONLY OPTION: If you chose to order the charm only it will come on a 5mm sterling jump ring that you may thread onto your own necklace.


♡♡ This pendant is made using the original wax seal that dates to the mid 1800's. The charm has been given an antique patina to bring out all the details. Please note that the picture has been enlarged so you can see the detail. Each one is handmade to order, unique and one-of-a-kind in every regard. Due to their handmade nature, they may vary slightly in size.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

My mom loved it!


I love this necklace and wear it layered with another necklace. It is definitely one of my favorite necklaces!

Graduation Gratitude

Where did the time go? I love to buy a Shanon Westmeyer piece to mark special occasions and graduation is no different a time. However, the days snuck up on me and I thought for sure, I was not going to be able to give my graduates these special mementoes in time. However, Christie came though, put my order together and got it out to me just in the nick of time. She is also great to work with when you need custom work. I can not give enough praise about the quality of the masterful work, the meaningful designs and the wonderful people that make up Shannon Westmeyer! I will ALWAYS be a retune customer. Thank you!


Beautifully made!


Beautifully made, shipped earlier than expected. Wonderful seller - I can't recommend them enough.