These earrings comprise a granulated love knot with superimposed lotus flower on a stud fitting.
A symbol of love and commitment, the love knot, also known as the Hercules knot, was used in Ancient Greece and Rome in wedding ceremonies and to symbolise Hercules in his capacity as the god of fertility. Consisting of two strong, intertwined strands, it was tied as a protective amulet into the bride’s wedding gown, to be untied by the groom. Hence derives our expression “to tie the knot”. This tradition may have originated from the legendary capture of Artemis's girdle by Hippolyta, the Amazon queen.
The lotus flower was also a symbol of purity, as well as beauty. The Ancient Egyptians associated it with rebirth, due to the flower's ability to bloom in sunlight and retract at night.
A necklace, bracelet and ring have been made to complement these earrings.
This jewellery collection comes to us from one of the foremost and most well-established silver jewellery manufacturers in Greece. We are proud to have been working with them for over a decade.
The collection is inspired by ancient Greek silver and gold coins, the art and jewellery of the Minoan civilisation, familiar symbolic motifs and images, and the animals that played a significant part in ancient Greek culture.
|dimensions etc||Height: 2cm Width: 1cm|
woven loveknot and lotusflower earrings
- Code: JV-228
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £50.00