I have had many customers ask me about feather jewelry, and specifically the meaning of feathers in jewelry. It's quite interesting actually, the meaning behind both feathers and wings.
Throughout many cultures, feathers are strong symbols of the spiritual realms representing ascension and spiritual evolution to a higher plane. Many religions and cultures around the world recognize that a white feather is a symbol that Angels are present and are hearing your prayers.
Within Native American cultures, every group has different meanings for feathers depending on which bird they come from and their color. But it can be generally said that feathers represent honor and our connection with the Creator.
In Egyptian history and mythology the feather of Ma’at, an ostrich feather, was associated with Ma’at the goddess of truth and justice. The chief priest in charge of court hearings would wear the feather of Ma’at and then give the feather to the person who won the case.
In Christianity, feathers represent the presence of Angels, and even more, stand for prayer and strict faith. The symbol of three feathers was popular in ancient Christianity, especially among the Medici, who used and wore them as an emblem representing the three virtues of faith, hope and charity.
There are so many different interpretations of the symbolic meaning of feathers. Some people believe they represent Truth, Speed, Lightness and have protective powers. Some believe it offers balance, hope and good luck. Additionally, it is believed, that if you experience feathers in a dream then some sort of travel is about to take place. Or, on a higher level, you will soon be able to move freely in your life. If the dream includes a white feather it stands for spiritual innocence and a fresh start in life.
The meaning of feathers in jewelry has been a popular topic of my research in my search to create and find the most beautiful aesthetic pieces.
For me wearing a feather gives me a sense of peace and connection to the spiritual realms. It is no wonder that many people find themselves at peace when wearing feathers. They may feel more relaxed and happier. Feather's are soft, gentle, and above all connected with the living and life.
Additionally, Talulah Lee has a beautiful selection of wing earrings - including dainty sterling silver wing earrings.
What do feathers mean to you? Do you have any stories to share about how a feather has affected you personally or influenced your art? Please share it in the comments below!