Ladybug symbolism – most popular charms bracelets and necklaces

“Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home. Your house is on fire and your children are alone”.

The old folk saying has been in existence in England for several centuries and is associated with a colorful small beetle called a ladybug in some places and ladybird in others.

 The old folk legend says that if you capture one of these insects and make a wish, it will come true when the ladybug flies away.

Because of the popularity of this insect, often used by farmers as a natural way to rid their crops of aphids and other small sap sucking insects, charms and amulets designed to resemble the beetles are often worn to bring love and a good husband to young ladies.

 If they catch a ladybug and release it, the direction it flies is supposed to tell the women from what direction her future husband will come from.

Ladybug motifs were very popular around the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries when they were made into exquisite jewelry pieces by such craftsmen as Faberge.

Ladybug charms are found as rings, earrings and as pendants worn about the neck. They are made of gold or other bade metals with an image of a ladybug painted on them in enamel or other materials. 

Ladybug charms are also made from semiprecious stones, especially amber. Those made or amber are especially noteworthy as the beautiful amber is set in a mounting of gold or silver.

Ladybug jewelry and charms can be found in fine jewelry stores, New Age products boutiques and on the internet.

Most popular ladybug Pendant Charm for Necklaces

NameDescription 
Pandora Jewelry - Pink Ladybird Pendant for WomenAuthentic PANDORA Pendant, Plated Silver,
with 1 micro and 8 bead-set clear cubic zirconia, 6 bezel-set black crystals and transparent pale pink enamel
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Ladybug Pendant Necklace with Swarovski Crystals Red & Jet Black Swarovski Crystals
Sterling Silver
Measures 11/16 by 1/2 Inches
18-inch Cable Chain
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14k Yellow Gold Ladybug In Heart Pendant Charm NecklaceSolid 14k Yellow Gold ; Length 18mm ; Width 14mm ; Hypoallergenic ; Nickel FreeCheck On Amazon

Most beautiful ladybug bracelets

NameDescription 
14K Yellow Gold Bracelet For WomenThis Bracelet is made up of consistent 3D Enamel Lady Bugs, topped with the highest grade of Enamel.Check On Amazon
Red Lucky Ladybugs Sterling Silver Bracelet 925 silver bracelet features an exuberant design of red enamel, ladybug motifs bursting with springtime fun and playful appeal
Measures 11/16 by 1/2 Inches
18-inch Cable Chain
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Ladybugs – a sign of good luck

In many cultures from around the world, the ladybug appears as a symbol of good luck.

It predicts fortune in life, love, good weather, financial gain, or even the fulfilment of a wish.

Due to its significance, the décor objects inspired by ladybug have become a very appreciated and unique gift for different occasions.

It predicts fortune in life, love, good weather, financial gain, or even the fulfilment of a wish.

Due to its significance, the décor objects inspired by ladybug have become a very appreciated and unique gift for different occasions.

If you have a favorite bracelet, and you don’t want to give up on it, add a ladybug talisman, which is believed to be perfect for trying to attract love in your life.

Also, a prominent and shiny ladybug-shaped gold pendant, with a decorative red and black enamel will always bring you luck. Some say the ladybug symbolizes love and happiness, which is why you should wear it as often as possible. Maybe you will find your better half faster than you think.

Some say the ladybug symbolizes love and happiness, which is why you should wear it as often as possible. Maybe you will find your better half faster than you think.

If you put together the lucky clover and the ladybug, you will activate luck, success, and wealth.

Superstitions and Legends about Ladybug


According to a Middle Ages legend, the peasants were on the verge of despair due to the damage caused by aphids, the bugs that were eating the grains’ leaves from their fields, so they asked for the help of Holy Virgin Mary.


The Mother of God heard their prayers, and sent on earth thousands of ladybugs, which destroyed the aphids, and helped them obtain a rich harvest.


By becoming a symbol of protection, the ladybug has been and continues to be used as a talisman, having the power to defend itself against everything evil.

Another characteristic of the ladybug is self-defense, the power to defeat evil. Although tiny, The ladybug symbolizes, at the same time, luck in love and wealth.


A Belgian superstition says that a ladybug landing on the hand of an unmarried woman foretells that she will get married within a year.


According to an Asian superstition, if you catch a ladybug and set it free, it will fly directly to the person you love, whispering your name in their ear and persuading them to rush to you.


In Norway, it is believed that if a man and a woman see a ladybug, at the same time, they immediately fall in love.


According to different superstitions, the ladybug brings luck, safety, and even health to children, which perhaps explains why it appears so often on the clothes or things of the little ones. On Italian lands, it has the nickname of “commuracia”, meaning “the tiny midwife”.


Another symbol of the ladybug is self-defense, the power to defeat evil. Although tiny, it can defend itself against larger and fierce attackers. When in danger, it emits a smell so repugnant that its aggressors are running for their lives!


A ladybug resting on your body when you are sick foretells a speedy recovery. (France superstition)


If a ladybug lands on you, be careful not to chase it away. Be still and count the black dots on its back. Their number will coincide with the number of months you will enjoy good luck.


A ladybug landing on the hand of a married woman predicts that she will have as many kids as the black dots on its back.

The more intense is the red color of a ladybug you see, the more fortunate you will be.

When a ladybug sits on your hand, it is auspicious to make a wish. The number of its black dots will equal the number of the months or years after which your wish will fulfill.

In Switzerland, parents used to tell their children that they were brought home by a ladybug (not by a stork!).