Across a multitude of cultures throughout history, owls have been the source of many myths & legends. Not only has the owl long been considered a symbol of wisdom & helpfulness but was also believed to hold the power of prophecy – even the death of Julius Ceasar was believed to be predicted by an owl. The ancient Greeks believed owls came out at night because they were filled with a magical ‘inner light’ so they could see in the dark. An owl always accompanied Greek armies into battle & it was a sure sign of victory if an owl flew over Greek soldiers before battle. Athene, goddess of wisdom declared the owl one of her favorites.
No matter what the legend or myth there is no denying that owls are a growing trend in accessories – & I WANT SOME! So I headed to my usual stops, Etsy & Shopbop. Here is a collection of my favorite new, vintage & handmade pieces. I hope it inspires you to find your own unique owl accessory.
#1 Vintage Modern Owl Pendant – available at Fresh Fig
#2 Vintage Autumn Owl necklace & Brooch – available at Kiamichi7
#3 (from left to right) Marc Jacobs Party Animal Owl Bag, Fantastical Tale Strass Owl Necklace, Fantastical Tale Wise Owl Ring, Fantastical Tale Strass Owl Studs – all available at Shopbop
#4 Vintage Adjustable Starlight Owl Eyes Ring – available at Kiamichi7
#5 Stainless Owl Ring – available at Strozzistawzeeh
#6 1960’s Vintage Owl Locket – available at Fresh Fig
#7 Gold & Agate Vintage Owl Necklace – available at Fresh Fig
#8 White Owl Necklace – available at Black Blues
If you asked me which of these is my favorite I’d say ALL OF THEM (but if forced to choose it would be number 2 – it has such a killer boho chic vibe to it) – these have new obsession written ALL over them :)