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Cool Dragonfly Gifts for Teenage Girls and Young Women

Updated on April 10, 2015
Mother of Pearl Dragonfly Pendant
Mother of Pearl Dragonfly Pendant

Colorful & Charming Dragonfly Gifts

Dragonflies are amazing and colorful little creatures that hover and dart before our eyes. They are elegant masters of flight, and can move their four wings independently of each other. They don't just flap, they can also rotate their wings back and forth. They can put on incredible aerial shows, flying forwards, backwards, up and down, hovering and make quick turns at high speed. Filming of dragonflies has shown them take flight, catch prey, and return to a perch in about a second.

They really are quite spectacular insects - dramatic and colorful many artists and designers to produce jewelry and gifts that will enchant young women and teenage girls.

The Symbolism of Dragonflies

Around the world, wherever dragonflies are found, they have strong symbolic meanings. Here are just a few of the more interesting ones.

Change:
The dragonfly is a very appropriate token for young women as it symbolizes change and the dawning of self realization. These life changes are associated with mental and emotional maturity. As teenagers, we begin to question and develop our understanding of the deeper meanings of life.

Elegance and Power:
The dragonfly is one of the most agile and impressive flyers. It can hover in place, move up or down, left or right, or fly at high speeds, some say as much as 45 mph. It has a natural grace and elegance to which we can aspire.

Victory and the Seasons:
The Samurai considered the dragonfly as a symbol of Victory, perhaps because of its power and agility. Generally, inJapan, the dragonfly is seen as a symbol of summer and autumn.

Prosperity and Good Luck:
In China, dragonflies are also seen in a positive light as they are associated with harmony, prosperity and good luck.

Colorful Dragonflies

Dragonflies have quite a dramatic appearance, particularly in flight. They are colorful and elegant, and have been quite an inspiration for artists and lovers of crafts. For a young woman, with a creative streak, who enjoys crafts, the dragonfly quilt kit is fun and easy to make. Complete, it will make a unique wall hanging. Others in the series includes beautiful butterflies and birds.


Quilt Magic 12-Inch by 12-Inch Dragonfly Kit
Quilt Magic 12-Inch by 12-Inch Dragonfly Kit

This kit includes fabrics, pre-cut foam board, a pattern and instructions. No special tools required. Makes a 12 x 12 inch wall hanging.

 

Dragonfly Necklaces

As creatures of the water and the wind, dragonflies represent dreaming and change. Other symbolic meanings include prosperity, strength, good luck, purity and harmony. These beautiful sterling silver necklaces with dragonfly themed pendants, are both delicate and feminine.

Small Sterling Silver Round Dragonfly Pendant with Inspirational Words on 16" Rhodium Plated Sterling Chain, #8225
Small Sterling Silver Round Dragonfly Pendant with Inspirational Words on 16" Rhodium Plated Sterling Chain, #8225

An inspiring sterling silver dragonfly pendant, 9/16" in diameter on a 16" rhodium diamond cut ball chain, with inscribed words of wisdom. The dragonlfy can represent change, prosperity, strength, harmony or the dreaming state.

 
Sterling silver and 14k gold Oval Shaped Locket w/ Colored Dragonflies Necklace
Sterling silver and 14k gold Oval Shaped Locket w/ Colored Dragonflies Necklace

Very pretty oval-shaped locket, in sterling silver and 14k gold, and decorated with lovely flying dragonflies.

 

Time is for dragonflies and angels.

The former live too little and the latter live too long.

— James Thurber
Sterling Silver Pre-Teen Pink Sapphire Dragonfly Pendant Necklace, 16"
Sterling Silver Pre-Teen Pink Sapphire Dragonfly Pendant Necklace, 16"

Beautiful silver dragonfly pendant, with pink sapphire decoration on the body. Matching earrings also available.

 

Dragonfly Jewelry Boxes

For nature lovers, it is nice to have little reminders of the natural world around the house. A dragonfly themed jewelry box is a lovely place to keep your bug necklace, rings or earrings.

Amia Heart Shaped Handpainted Glass Dragonfly Hinged Jewelry Box, 2-1/2-Inch by 1-1/4-Inch by 2-1/2-Inch
Amia Heart Shaped Handpainted Glass Dragonfly Hinged Jewelry Box, 2-1/2-Inch by 1-1/4-Inch by 2-1/2-Inch

This cute heart-shaped hand-painted glass jewelry box has a hinged lid and mirrored bottom. The pretty flower and dragonfly decoration is delightful.

 

Painted Pony with Dragonfly detail

When I first wrote this page, this beautiful 6.3-Inch figurine was available on Amazon. Sadly it no longer seems to be. But, it is available on eBay, and will certainly appeal to dragonfly lovers and pony lovers. This pony is white, with a rainbow of colors and dragonflies on back and shoulder. Brightly colored and attractive, it will cheer any room.

Do You Like Dragonflies? - Have I missed any really cool dragonfly gifts?

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      savateuse 4 years ago

      @getmoreinfo: Thanks for visiting!

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      These Dragonfly Gifts are great