Minoan Swirl Sterling Silver Fish Hook back Earrings 12mm
Inspired by Minoan Art sterling silver earrings feature a swirl pattern on each earring fish hook back. They are oxidized for a "vintage" look.
Swirl approx. 12mm (0.47 in) in diameter
Fish hook earring back (for pierced ears only)
925 sterling silver
Made in Greece
The swirl motif is inspired by the Ancient Greek mythological Labyrinth, which was an elaborate structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at Knossos. Its function was to hold the Minotaur, a creature that was half man and half bull and was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus. Daedalus had made the Labyrinth so cunningly that he himself could barely escape it after he built it. Theseus was aided by Ariadne, who provided him with a skein of thread, literally the "clew", or "clue", so he could find his way out again.